A middle-aged woman from North China has helped more than 200 single people find their boyfriends or girlfriends and earned more than 60,000 fans through matchmaking on a livestreaming platform, China Youth Daily reported on Tuesday.
Lin Fujing, 59, from Botou city in North China's Hebei province, is called "Dama (middle-aged or elderly women)" by her followers on the livestreaming platform, where Lin uses her screen name "Hebei Village Dama".
"Dama, I am glad to share with you the happy news that I will take wedding photos in South China's Hainan province next month," said Wang Xiaomei, one of Lin's followers. Wang, 28, met a man and became his girlfriend after she followed Lin's livestreaming nearly a year ago.
"Congratulations, Wang," said Lin, who has witnessed the birth of 215 couples, all her fans at the platform, since April when she began to work as a go-between for single people.
Lin developed the idea of doing livestreaming after she saw her son Lu Qiang watch a livestreaming. She found that interesting and wanted to have a try, so she asked Lu: "Can people who are as old as me enjoy on the livestreaming platforms?" "Of course you can, all can enjoy. It will relieve you from boring daily life since you have nothing to do at home," said Lu.
In July, 2017, Lin registered the "Hebei Village Dama" account on a platform. At first, only a few people came to watch the short videos Lin uploaded on the platform, but Lin never gave up it.
Things changed when a male follower asked: "Dama, could you please help me find a girlfriend?" while watching her livestreaming one day in March 2017.
The middle-aged woman thought this was a good idea and determined to do this. "I think it's meaningful to help singles find their partners," said Lin.
Up to now, Lin has 620,000 fans and thousands of them have watched her each livestream.
Lin is not good at operating the computer, so she has to write down the personal information of her fans seeking partners on notebooks. At present, more than 40 notebooks have been used to keep information of Lin's 150,000 followers.
The matchmaker set her live streaming period between 6:30 am and 8 am, "the youths are busy at work, I get up earlier so that they can watch the live stream before beginning their daily work," said Lin.
The woman also shares her ideas on choosing life partners through livestreaming. For example, Lin often said that people should pay more attention to beautiful soul and high morality rather than good looks and material wealth when seeking partners.
"Mainly influenced by Dama, I chose my boyfriend because he is very kind and good to me," said Lin's follower named Xiaohua, whose boyfriend isn't that financially well-off.
Besides the matchmaking via livestreaming, Lin held two offline matchmaking meetings in January and February, which attracted hundreds of participators.
Now Lin is preparing another offline matchmaking meeting.