Contributed by: ElyseRomano Monday, July 21 2014 @ 06:47 am
Jiayuan.com, the largest online dating site in China, surpassed the 110 million registered users mark on June 29, 2014.
Jiayuan got its start a decade ago to address the unique needs of China's rapidly growing urban singles population. The website was a pioneer in China's online dating market, and now ranks first in the country in terms of number of unique visitors, average time spent on the site per user, and average page views per user. Over the course of its 10-year history, Jiayuan has facilitated 12.3 million matches in China.
The site has become so big that, according to comScore, it accounted for more than half – 58.4% to be exact – of the total time spent on online dating in China in March 2014. It is the 60th most visited website in the country according to Alexa.com, and the 336th most popular website in the world.
Jiayuan.com hit the 100 million registered user accounts milestone back in January 2014, adding 10 million more users over the course of the last six months. "I am pleased to see Jiayuan's registered user accounts surpass the 110 million mark as we continue to gain momentum from our solid start to the year," commented Mr. Linguang Wu, CEO of Jiayuan, in a press release[*1] . "Passing the 110 million milestone speaks to the strength and growing popularity of our platform as we make the investments needed to increase our brand equity and solidify our leadership over our competitors. These investments include ramping up mobile monetization now that we have successfully grown our mobile platform to include 24.8 million registered user accounts and 31.2 million activated installments as of June 29, 2014."
One of Jiayuan’s recent investments is a partnership with animation firm Up Studios, whose brand Piggy in Love (which follows a pig looking for his lost love) will be featured in Jiayuan’s new mobile app. Through their licensing agreement, Jiayuan users will be able to send romantic animations and Piggy in Love emojis in their messages.
Mr. Wu concluded, "Looking to the future, we will continue to build upon this massive database of marriage minded singles by integrating it with our proprietary CRM system in an effort to consolidate the traditional matchmaking business in China which we believe is poised for a period of explosive growth. 2014 is an important year for us strategically as we make investments in our database of eligible singles to generate new revenue streams and ensure the long-term sustainability of our business."