This post was contributed by guest blogger, Yasmin Li.

China’s largest online dating site Jiayuan.com filed for an initial public offering, aiming to raise up to US$100 million. As the latest in a series of Chinese social network companies to apply for US listings, the company’s shares are expected to trade on the Nasdaq under the symbol “DATE”.

Established by Ms Gong Haiyan, the website targets single, city-dwelling adults and has a stated goal of “addressing the dating and marriage needs of China’s rapidly growing urban singles population”.

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Jason is an Australian born Chinese living in Beijing, specializing in entrepreneurship, start-ups and the investment eco-system in China, especially in the tech and social area.