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Looking for leads, not love: Job seekers in China turn Tinder into a networking tool

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Young people in China are turning to unconventional methods in their job searches due to a tough labor market. Some have resorted to using the dating app Tinder to connect with professionals in their desired industries for casual networking purposes. China is grappling with high youth unemployment, reaching a record 21.3% last June. Economic challenges, the pandemic, and industry consolidation have exacerbated the situation. These circumstances have led young job seekers to seek support and opportunities through alternative channels such as dating apps.