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The Love Business
With the country’s new freedoms, choosing a mate has become ever more complicated.
ABSTRACT: LETTER FROM CHINA about Jiayuan (Beautiful Destiny), China’s largest online dating service. Of all the upheavals in Chinese life in the past three decades, there is perhaps none more intimate than the opportunity to choose one’s mate. For years, village matchmakers and parents, factory bosses and Communist cadres efficiently paired off young people with minimum participation from the bride and groom.
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