Dating in the 21 st century has seen a shift away from the traditional culture of using personal ads or meeting a prospective partner through friends, colleagues or casually in bar. Instead, the development of smartphone technology and its attendant app market has allowed dating to go digital. In this guide, we take a look at the most popular dating apps being used in China along with how each one compares. One of the main problems with the Chinese dating app market is regional coverage. China is a huge country stretching 5, km north to south and 5, km east to west. With 23 uniquely different provinces and around eight different variations of language, the reach of dating apps is usually limited to individual cities rather than offering national coverage.