1 matchmaker,” even though her business is a rebuke to the essence of matchmaking.
“Gong’s class was on the fourth floor.” Her mother was undeterred: “School was her only way out.
We didn’t want her to work in the fields like us.” The medical bills drove the family into debt, which tormented Gong.
China had few bars or churches, and no co-ed softball, so pockets of society were left to improvise.
Factory towns organized “friend-making clubs” for assembly-line workers; Beijing traffic radio, 103.9, set aside a half hour on Sundays for taxi-drivers to advertise themselves.
She was nothing like the other Web entrepreneurs I’ve come to know in China.