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Jiayuan CEO Gong Haiyan will discuss the trials and travails of dating and operating her successful matchmaking website on tonight (May 27) from 7-9.30pm, at a pop-up speaker event presented by Beijing Commons.

Her business wasn't an instant hit, but after a shaky start, Jiayuan has gone from strength to strength and retains a 50 percent market share in China. Last year the company was expected to top RMB 100 million in revenue and according to the Jiayuan website, their customer base now includes 30 million users, and 4.5 million people have so far found a match.

Beijing Commons presents a number of open-source idea events, including organizing the Barcamp Beijing and TEDx Beijing events.

Tickets for the Gong Haiyan talk are available here. No more than 100 participants will be allowed. The event will be conducted in Chinese.

Photo: Eventbrite

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