About 73 percent of single young Chinese worry about their privacy on match-making websites, according to a recent survey conducted by China Youth Daily.
The survey, which polled a total of 1,972 single young Chinese, also found that 66.7 percent of its respondents are suspicious of the authenticity of user information on the websites.
"Users upload a lot of personal information to the website, including photos and diplomas, so privacy security is very important for these match-making platforms," 27-year-old Tang Xuan, told the newspaper.
About 78.5 percent of the respondents suggested the platforms set up special privacy protection mechanisms, while 64.5 percent proposed strengthening supervision over the platforms.
Match-making websites should be regulated like dating agencies, with similar supervision measures adopted, said Liu Junhai, a law professor with Renmin University of China.