Finding someone who’s outstanding in their profession? Easy. Finding someone who can take care of you? Easy. But can you find someone who you can truly understand you? Why do we place so much importance on the need to understand your other half? When someone understands you for you who are, you will then have the freedom to be yourself A friend of a matchmaker at 2RedBeans recently relocated to San Francisco for work. This brought her into a long distance relationship with her boyfriend, who works in New York…

“My Little One”, an entertainment show airing in Hunan, recently received a lot of attention. The show invites the fathers of female celebrities to watch the everyday lives of their daughters. As all of these women are single, it was inevitable that the discussions among the dads would center around this fact. Miss Xin, who is turning 35 this year, was one of the celebrities getting the most attention. Her career has plateaued and she’s had no luck with relationships. She’s worried about career advancement and about how marriage and…

Everything you want to know, 2RedBeans Matchmaking Q&A Issue #1   This new year, our 2RedBeans matchmaking team are taking these questions from our clients and answering them for you using real-world scenarios while providing a thorough analysis. We hope everyone can gain some insight and inspiration from our matchmakers!   Q1: Confessing their love on the first date? Are they for real? When Ms. M met Mr. D for their first date, D confessed his love for her. They talked on and off during dinner. The atmosphere felt cold.…

2018 is almost over. From marriages to births, we always feel a sense of accomplishment when we hear about how our members have found their true love through us. We have helped write their stories in 2018, now let’s find out how those beautiful stories came to be.  1  She loves the sea, so he took her to all the seas in England; She loves seafood, so he took her to every seafood restaurant; She loves to travel, so he made a list of all the sights before their trip;…

“Why didn’t he ask for my opinion before choosing the restaurant?” “Why does it take him a day to reply to my messages?” “She dressed up so casually for our date. Was I like that as well?” “She left right after she finished her coffee. She probably didn’t have a good impression of me..” Our clients at 2RedBeans often tell us that their dates don’t seem to “live up to their expectations.” We’d like to share the realities of expectations we have for our dates and what we should do…

Some people think that love is a luxury which requires a lot of effort. Some people think that love is a necessity which comes easily. Everyone has varying levels of ambitiousness when they’re looking for love. But what if, during an uncertain time in your life, you come across someone? Would you pursue it or would you give up? To answer this question, we conducted a survey of over 2,000 users. Same expectation, different concerns The survey found that 74.3% of men and 62.1% of women would take the initiative…

Congratulations! You finally scored that date, but where should both of you go? The matchmakers at 2RedBeans have done painstaking research and are ready to present to you the top places to go on a date in San Francisco. Our matchmakers have provided their favorite spots too!   The best restaurants for brunch: Surisan: Have a casual date and indulge in Surisan’s American breakfast favorites, with a Korean twist. Piccino: Enjoy a hearty Italian brunch that also boasts a coffee bar! Home Plate: Take a break from the bustle of San…

In Chinese culture, the koi fish symbolizes good luck. Recently, many people have been sending koi fish to their friends on WeChat hoping to pass on some luck to one another. As a dating company, 2RedBeans has also received requests from our followers to pass on some “love luck” to everyone our WeChat followers. Of course, we obliged! It was from our discussion on this topic of spreading ‘“love luck” that we realized those who joined the 2RedBeans team coupled up in a month on average. And all of this…

On October 13, more than 100 singles turned up for our annual The Secret singles party. Among the secrets they shared, some were related to travel: “I have a special pillow that I always use for my flights.” “I like to bring my blanket along with when I  travel.” Some were related to sleep: “I always turn on soothing music before I sleep.” “I have a habit of putting a glass of drinking water somewhere near my bed.” Some were related to one thing that they always had to do:…

During every post-date consultation, our 2RedBeans matchmakers often receive feedback and comments such as: “Hmm… We had a nice conversation, but I’m still unsure if she is suitable for me since I didn’t feel anything special about her…” “He takes the initiative and we have been on a few dates, but I still feel that I don’t know him well…” To most people, the tough part about dates is the fact that they are unsure if their dates are suitable for them. They get along with their date well enough,…

In a relationship, taking initiative is an indication of commitment. Today, we like to share the success story of Yoki, a high-end matchmaking client of 2RedBeans. He is just…  ‘average looking’ Like any woman, Yoki has high expectations for her future husband. He has to be at least three to five years older than her, at least 5’11 tall, and have a stable career. She listed these requirements during her first interview with our matchmaker Jessica. Yoki’s expectations are understandable. She herself is 5’6, worked extremely hard to build her…

Before a date, you may have come across a few of these dilemmas: Making a reservation at a chic dining hurts the wallet, but will I seem insincere if I just make a reservation at a normal restaurant? Should I prepare a small gift for the first date? What should be the price range of that gift? If the date goes well, does that mean I should not date other people anymore? When we date with the mindset of getting into a relationship in mind, there will be a period…

This article was originally posted on datingadvice.com, a leading resource site featuring daily articles from renowned experts, Q&A sessions, research studies, a lively forum on all things dating.  The Short Version: For Chinese singles living overseas, dating can be an incredibly frustrating balance between honoring traditional values and integrating modern, international styles. Many online dating sites and apps are too casual for Chinese daters or focus too much on hooking up and not enough on finding like-minded, long-term partners. That’s why 2RedBeans was founded. As a Chinese dating platform with more than 1.3…

It is often enviable to see couples loving each other equally. In reality, however, the number of couples who can love each other equally is very little. This situation often bothers us: between us, who is loving the other side more? As such, we have to make a choice: to love your partner more, prefer to be loved more, or choosing to accept a relationship where both sides love each other equally. We gathered the opinions of 2RedBeans’ users (we had over 1000 respondents!) and below are the results. The…

Chinese Valentine’s Day has come and gone. In your friends’ WeChat feeds, you may have seen this: friends getting diamond rings and friends getting engaged. When you take a closer look, you may see something incredible. “Her fiance looks as tall as her! I thought she only wanted to date someone who was at least 6 feet!” “His fiancee isn’t as pretty as his past girlfriends!”” To the “dismay” of everyone, they seem to be truly in love. Jokes aside, what happened to their initial requirements? We often set standards…

At 2RedBeans, users often come to us feeling confused about what they should do on their first dates. Most questions revolve around where they should eat. They don’t want to overlook a single detail so they can leave their best first impression. “Should we go for Asian or American food?” “Should we go for afternoon tea instead of dinner?” “Should I dress more formally or casually?” First, before choosing the restaurant, pause and think about it from your date’s perspective. Based on our experience, we think that your date will…

Crazy Rich Asians has been receiving critical acclaim since its premiere last week and is currently sitting  at the top of the box office. The story depicts an American-born Chinese lady, Rachel Chu, who agreed to spend her summer with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, in Singapore. Little did she know that this summer break would turn out to be one of the dramatic one that she will ever experience in her life. As the first Hollywood film in 25 years featuring an almost all Asian-American cast, it’s re-ignited the public’s…

“My entire life I’ve devoted to my son.” This is what 39-year-old actor Yuchen Zhu’s 71-year-old mother said in the reality show My Little One  (《我家那小子》). Just how true is that statement? Zhu’s mother described how, for the last 10 years, she wakes up at 4:00 am every morning just to boil him fresh pear juice and then cook his meals for the rest of the day. She says that the amount of work she does for the family is equivalent to that of two maids. And, although she had…

Some people say that true love is scarce. In your search for someone you truly love and who truly loves you, you might end up with someone who just barely meets your ‘requirements’... Here's the success story of Daniel and Rachael, who met each other through 2RedBeans. Daniel found himself single a year ago. His breakup devastated him. On top of that, he was reassigned to another department where he had to take on more responsibilities. It was stressful; he clocked in more than ten hours every day, overloading himself…

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