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"With dating apps, people check out one another's pictures very quickly, and if they think you're attractive, that's it," Jeff said."Most don't even look at the information you've written down."Gonzales said that, according to his observations, most guys who use dating apps are more interested in casual relationships, because so many apps are geared at hooking up.More expats in China are using dating apps to diversify their social circles and romantic options.Photo: IC It was 11 pm on a Saturday night, and Jeff, a European expat who has been living in Beijing for five years, was just back from a party where he met a lot of new people, both foreigners and Chinese.Other expats have different intentions, and use dating apps more to meet locals, learn the language and deepen their understanding of China.
A case in point is Bruce from the UK, who has only been using Tantan for one month but has already received 236 matches."In the UK, when I use Tinder, I usually get 20 to 30 matches tops, because there are fewer girls who swipe right for me than in China." Another difference, according to Bruce, is that in the UK, it is usually guys who start the conversation and do the work to try and impress and win over the girls."In China, I feel the girls are more keen to meet with me and impress me."I'm not looking for the love of my life on dating apps.I use them more for the sake of having different experiences and expanding my world view.He also expressed interest in making Korean friends, since his work and social environment is exclusively Chinese.
"I've been surprised to see how eager most people are to interact with foreigners; it's just that they usually have few chances to do so," Erika said.
Chinese dating apps have been seeing growing popularity among expats living in China, in part because many foreigners' social circles are largely limited to other expats, and these apps give them the chance to meet and date locals.