Why More Chinese Singles Are Looking for Love Online – TIME

“It’s the accuracy of the photos compared to real thing that’s the biggest problem,” says Power Li, a 32-year-old civil servant. “You see a girl on the website who you quite like the look of, but then when you ask her out you find they look nothing like their online photos.”

Ah, modern love. With a steady career and his own house and car, the 32-year-old Beijinger is settled, successful, upwardly mobile and part of a new craze sweeping china — online dating. Li says his subscription to online dating site Jiayuan.com offers the perfect solution to the one area of his life where he has yet to find success. “I’m always busy at work, and my social circle is very small,” Li says. “It would be too awkward to ask my colleagues out. So the internet offers a much broader circle of people, and many more choices.”

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2055996,00.html#ixzz1KaSXoFTg

article: Why More Chinese Singles Are Looking for Love Online – TIME.

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