CHINA DAILY – May 21 – As the single population in China reached 240M, Chinese start going on blind dates at a younger age than before, according to a recent survey. 40% of the post-1995 generation already has experienced blind dates and 38% of Chinese singles are younger than 23 years old when they have their first blind date, according to survey by zhenai.com, an online dating platform.
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WALL STREET JOURNAL – May 21 – Match Group has teamed up with millennial digital brand Betches to create Ship, which was launched in January. Ship allows friends to vet potential mates for one another. On its first-quarter conference call in early May, Match said Ship is seeing strong engagement in big cities. The company said ~70% of registrations thus far are female and ~60% of matches are made by friends.
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ADJUST.COM – May 21 – According to the latest annual „Adjust Global App Trends“ report, video & streaming is the 4th fastest growing sector (the traffic was up 12.3% in 2008), followed by the online dating sector (traffic was up 11%). The Adjust Global App Trends Report examines data (from Jan 1, 2018, to Dec 31, 2018) across the top 1K performing apps. Download the report here.
BBC – May 21 – Taiwan’s parliament has become the first in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage. In 2017, the island’s constitutional court ruled that same-sex couples had the right to legally marry. Parliament was given a two-year deadline and was required to pass the changes by 24 May. Lawmakers debated three different bills to legalise same-sex unions and the government’s bill, the most progressive of the three, was passed. It will take effect after Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen passes it into law.
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