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Netizens discuss why high achiever can’t find love

The man's half-page advertisement seen on the newspaper.

It seems that owning three apartments in Nanjing, Ivy League qualifications, a job as a professor and other impressive assets will not necessarily guarantee you a wife in China.

Tuesday, 26 March, 2013, 7:01pm

Falling in love IS exact science, says professor

Japanese experts say youngsters struggle with love. Photo: EPA

It is often said love is not logical. Yet, the study of love, which attempts to objectively and scientifically analyse romance and teach it as an academic subject, has recently become a popular topic in Japan. The hot new field also aims to improve people's communication skills with the opposite sex.

7 Oct 2012 - 3:01am

Money can buy love, but you need US$1m to be eligible for elite dating service

Violet Lim, CEO of Lunch Actually

In what appears to be a direct challenge to Paul McCartney, Violet Lim Seow Yan has set out to prove that money can, in fact, buy you love.

31 Aug 2012 - 9:23pm

Online dating not a good idea

Online dating is very popular among teenagers and even some adults, and we need to look at the pros and cons.

On some social networks such as Facebook, you can make many new friends. Their photos and personal information is shown. If you like anyone, you may choose him or her to be your target of online dating. Also, if you are shy, online dating may be suitable for you.

27 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Not so fast, says Mandarin after speed-dating uproar

A controversial dinner at which women paid nearly HK$5,000 to 'speed date'' foreign men went ahead at an alternative location last night just hours after the five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel cancelled it - apparently on the grounds of taste.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

Students go online in hunt for love

She may have walked past them many times on campus, but it was only after Zhao Xia signed up to an online dating website that she thought about finding true love among her neighbours.

'I am not very sociable, with a small circle of friends, and my mum was busy seeking a match for me, which made me nervous,' said Zhao, a fourth-year student at Sun Yat-sen University.

24 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Greasing the wheels

Giving a whole new meaning to the term 'speed-dating', Double Happiness Dating and Sideways Driving Club are jointly holding events at the virtual racing centre in Central.

8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Alumni try out speed dating, for charity

There is a belief that speed dating - a social event at which a set number of women and men gather in a room and meet via rotating mini-dates lasting a couple of minutes - is the last resort for lonely singles.

1 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Shopping online for a soulmate

If you are still single by next Valentine's Day and want to look for a companion, click on and you may find your true love.

9 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

'Godfather of love' helps rich to mate

Tian Fanjiang, 35, is the chief executive of, one of the biggest matchmaking websites on the mainland with more than 20 million registered members.

21 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

True love could be waiting in the wings

Wherefore art thou?

If you believe in love at first sight, the coffee date following the performance of Romeo and Juliet on October 24 could be the last time you ever have to ask why true love has been so elusive.

2 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Career women join lonely hearts' club as downturn bites

They're intelligent, well educated and financially independent, but an increasing number of mainland women are struggling to find a partner and turning to professional matchmakers to bag a husband and improved security amid the global financial crisis.

9 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Matrimony 2.0

In times past, arranged marriages involved one family bringing their son or daughter to meet another's. The couple would meet, with a crowd of onlookers scrutinising their facial twitches.

9 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Matchmaker's free guide to finding love

Retiree Zhao Kunming , 72, and his wife, Xie Yuqin , have offered a free matchmaking service in Shenzhen parks to more than 7,300 singles over the past three years. Mr Zhao explains the secrets to a successful blind date and how he and his wife have helped more than 400 couples tie the knot.

Why did you start a matchmaking service?

24 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

It's official: White men don't have a preference for Asian women - any race will do

White men do not have a fetish for Asian women. In fact, the two sides of the gender and racial divide have no special preferences for each other. This is the conclusion of a forthcoming two-year study in the Review of Economic Studies, which also claims to explain why they are also the most common form of interracial dating and marriages.

10 Nov 2007 - 12:00am