Shanghai Seniors Go To IKEA To Find Love

Shanghai Seniors Go To IKEA To Find Love
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Hundreds of singles go to unauthorized matchmaking events in the store's cafe to chat over complimentary coffee.

Emma Hutchings
  • 3 november 2011

In the Xuhui district of Shanghai, China, singles gather in the cafeteria of IKEA twice a week to chat and drink the free coffee that’s available. These unauthorized matchmaking events, attended mainly by 45-65 year olds, have become a great place to meet for those divorced or widowed. Hundreds of people regularly crowd into the cafe to mingle and look for that special someone.

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