Playing Cupid in a country 1.3 billion residents strong sounds like a winning formula for China.com. The growing portal is teaming up with Europe's Meetic to launch an online dating service in the world's most populous country. Since its launch four years ago, Meetic has attracted more than a million registered users who post profiles and hit active, moderated, online chatrooms in search of that special cyber-someone.
It's a logical move for China.com. Internet dating is a major component of some of the stateside bellwethers like Yahoo!
Even if roughly 10% of China is online at the moment, that number skews toward younger users, who relish online fantasy games from companies like NetEase
In the dating space, one would consider CDC the equivalent of good looks and a killer personality. For investors, that may be a portfolio match worth making.
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Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz wouldn't mind brushing up on his Mandarin, especially given the booming economy in a country that is 1.3 billion residents strong. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early. He does not own shares in any of the companies in this story. T he Fool has a disclosure policy.