Shanghai Seniors Go To IKEA To Find Love

Shanghai Seniors Go To IKEA To Find Love

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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