How did this engineer get a date within 2 days?

Last November, 2RedBeans organized an event for Single’s Day called the Koi Event. We gave out a Lucky Koi Package to one winner. This package included a free 30-minute consultation with our matchmakers, a guaranteed date per week until the end of 2018 and feedback after every one of the dates. Our lucky winner was Shawn, a recent Ph.D. graduate working as a software engineer in the Bay Area. When we first met Shawn, he had very little experience dating but in just two months, Shawn found himself a girlfriend!…

Don’t be anxious! You’re not officially in a relationship yet.

“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…

Everything you want to know, 2RedBeans Matchmaking Q&A Issue #1

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. Three hours…

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…

I don’t have a “996” work-life balance and I still can’t find a partner

Across social media over the past month was a viral video of a man in Hangzhou rushing home on his bike late at night to give his keys to his girlfriend. Police stopped him for cycling haphazardly all over the road. He ended up having an emotional breakdown because all he wanted was to deliver the keys and get back to work. This video is the embodiment of the “996” culture in China. In China, “996” refers to a 9 am to 9 pm workday that lasts 6 days a…

Will you be better off forgiving those who have cheated on you?

According to Divorce Magazine, in America, about 45 to 50 percent of married women and 50 to 60 percent of married men have cheated on their spouses. 70% of couples, however, actually stay together after an affair is discovered. What does this forgiveness entail? Will the marriage ever return to normal? Forgiveness is an option after accepting the truth Married couples realize that life isn’t just a fairytale after the wedding. Some relationships become stronger after marriage while others falter as time passes. Differences in living habits, values and a…

A little over a week before Valentine’s Day this year, 2RedBeans organized a special event for our members called Meet Your Other Half. This event matched participants interested in each other and had them create their own photo collages. Out of nearly 2,000 worldwide entries, we chose 12 to be voted on. The collage with the most votes and who won the grand prize was of two participants sharing their love of skiing and snowboarding. They sent us a collage of themselves at a resort and wrote how happy they…

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…

On June 2, 36-year-old Lang Lang, a famous Chinese concert pianist who has performed with leading orchestras in America, Europe, and Canada, announced on his Weibo that he finally found the love of his life. Gina Alice is 24. A woman of German-Korean descent, she is beautiful beyond reproach. Not only she is an excellent pianist, but she is also a polyglot, fluent in German, English, French, Korean and more. Lang Lang has said about himself that as someone dedicated to his career in music, love and relationships do not…

Chinese Valentine’s Day is coming! Don’t want to be home alone watching TV and eating takeout? Dreading that call from your parents asking why you haven’t found someone yet? Settling into a new job or city and using that as an excuse to put off finding a relationship? Change all that.

On June 6, Taiwanese model Lin Chi-ling announced her marriage with Japanese boy band member Akira, who is 7 years younger than her. For many years, people thought Chi-ling would eventually get back together with Jerry Yan, a member of the Taiwanese pop group F4. On a variety show that aired in Taiwan years ago, Lin couldn’t hold back her tears when she heard that Jerry wrote a book about their childhood and their close relationship. Looking back on that episode years later, Jerry couldn’t help but feel a sense…

On May 13, Mario Ho, son of casino tycoon Stanley Ho, proposed to his girlfriend of two years in a Shanghai mall owned by his mother. Just before 520, Mario reportedly booked three levels of Shanghai's L'Avenue Mall decorating it with 9,999 roses in preparation for his proposal to Ming Xi, a Chinese model from the US. On May 15, Chinese swimmer Ning Zetao also posted a photo of a couple’s shadow, presumably making his relationship public. Is all this news making you anxious? News of celebrities and friends getting…

The “marriage material” fashion trend: Would you try it?

News about Chinese celebrity Danfeng Zhang’s affair with his personal assistant Yingfeng Bi isn’t over yet. Now people are focusing on Bi’s “marriage material” fashion sense. The “marriage material” style was popularized by Xiaoting Ma, a blogger who teaches followers how to attract men and even how to distinguish their financial status through the type of lipstick they give women. This style is not without its controversies. Debates raged across China’s social media platforms about the style’s merits. Should women adopt it in this era where singles outnumber couples in…

How did relationships between older women and younger men turn out?

Back in May 2017, a research paper published under China’s Institute of Sociology and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences brought to light the change in marriage patterns among young adults in China’s modern society. Comparing the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s, attitudes began to shift. According to the study, just 13.3% of marriages recorded in the 1990s involved a younger groom. 70% of marriages involved a younger bride. In the 2000s, there was a slight change. 68.1% of marriages studied involved a younger bride while 14.4% involved a younger groom.…

Why MacKenzie Bezos took the initiative during her divorce

A tweet on January 9 announced the divorce of Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Bezos. On April 4, their divorce was finalized thus ending a 26-year marriage. MacKenzie still holds $35.6 billion worth of Amazon stock but gave up voting rights to Jeff. Her calm and collectedness during the divorce proceedings were met with confusion. How was this possible when she was seceding so much control of Amazon, the world’s largest e-commerce site? We argue it’s because she is a truly independent woman who takes control of her own happiness without…

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;…

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:…

She was engaged after a month after seeing happiness and stability with him

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…

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