One time, I saw a pretty girl wearing a white coat emblazoned with Arsenal football club logos. The first trains start at 5am, and most shut by 11pm.
There are 17 lines, and it is mooted that the fare will be increased to four yuan (around 38p) in order to ease some of the congestion.
Girls who come to Beijing are often down to earth, fun, quirky and outgoing.
Walking around Sanlitun on a sunny weekend in May, I often feel like a kid in a candy shop.Not only are there tons of very attractive girls, but Sanlitun is also a great date location.The journey between my home and work takes around 40 minutes.Beijing has the world's third longest subway system, after Seoul and Shanghai.They walk around wide-eyed and sometimes lost in the subway stations.
They, more than anything else, remind you of the chasm between cosmopolitan residents and rural migrants and the fact that China was until very recently a nation of farmers and peasants.
Finding a date in Beijing is not especially difficult.
If you know where to go, you can have your pick of either wayfaring expats, happy-go-lucky students or young, eager Chinese all on the lookout for potential mates.
Weixin, which means "tiny message" uses geolocation to track and message other app users within a one kilometer radius to "engineer" an encounter with a stranger around Beijing's high-end offices and hotels. The instant messaging service has a lion's share of China's registered users already signed up with QQ, and that means Weixin is an option for more than 711 million active accounts.
In other words, just about every single Internet user in China is registered with Weixin, a name that is also a homonym that means "for sex." There is no shame attached to this popular new app.
Similar apps were launched at SXSW this year that uppped the creepy quota for hooking up.