She said the best experiences are when you hit it off with someone, and end up talking endlessly.

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Sun Yang, a public relations director from Momo, told Metropolitan that they have seen more expats using their dating app over the past few years, though they didn't have any statistics detailing their number of foreign users.

Another dating app, Tantan, didn't reply to Metropolitan's calls as of press date, but according to Metropolitan's count, it contains around one expat user for every 10 Chinese users in expat-heavy neighborhoods like Guomao and Sanlitun.

Swiping left means you do not like the person, right means you do. She's got a nice smile," he said to himself, and swiped right. According to Jeff's profile on Tantan, 5,166 girls have liked him over the past year, which translates to 5,166 chances to meet new girls online.

It was a match, which meant the girl also liked him. In that time, he's achieved 1,196 matches, which meant that he and 1,196 girls liked each other.

Chinese dating apps have been seeing growing popularity among expats living in China, in part because many foreigners' social circles are largely limited to other expats, and these apps give them the chance to meet and date locals.

Among the most popular apps, both for Chinese and foreign singles, are Tantan, Momo and Skouts.

Shim added that some Chinese girls have even asked if he comes from a wealthy family like in the famous South Korean TV series .

Flings vs serious relationships Although dating apps have made it easier to meet more people, the relationships formed are often short-lived and shallow, because they were based in the first place on little more than appearances.

"With dating apps, people check out one another's pictures very quickly, and if they think you're attractive, that's it," Jeff said.