Female master runs matchmaker website
Updated: 2005-12-29 16:32
She studied for four years at the Chinese Language Department of the
prestigious Beijing University and got a bachelor's degree. Then she studied for
three years for a master's degree at the Fudan University.
But after obtaining her master's degree in July this year, Gong Haiyan failed
to find a job. Many work units refused her application because she runs a
website to help single men and women to find their spouses.
Gong had won a fame as a matchmaker when she studied at the Beijing
University. "I'm fond of helping single men and women to find their love," said
Gong said her grandmother is a famous matchmaker in areas with a radius of 50
kilometers from her hometown, a villager in central China's Hunan Province. So
is her mother.
Although she herself is a matchmaker, Gong had been single until her
graduation from the Fudan University this year.
"I used to browse the go-between websites trying to find a boy friend, but I
dared not to have faith in the information on these websites," Gong said.
Gong found that many young people, especially those with a master's degree,
remain single and need a channel to find their love. Two years ago, she launched
her own website "Shijijiayuan"(Century Good Fate).
After failing to find a job this year, Gong devoted herself to helping others
find their love at her won website.
Gong now employs more than 20 employees and most of them are full-time
Currently, Gong's website has 280,000 members, 30 percent of whom are
graduates and postgraduates. Website members need not to turn in fees.
Gong said her website makes profits from advertisements and organization of
Gong said, members of her website should be at least a graduate of a junior
college and all members should submit identity card and diploma as their
personal credit materials.
The biggest reward Gong has obtained from being a matchmaker is that she
meets her husband at her own website.