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This article is over 7 years old Single people interview each other during a matchmaking event in Shanghai. Outside, red velvet-lined tables are privy to a mass speed dating event. In the church square, unofficial match—making markets have sprung up, with pieces of paper scrawled with telephone numbers attached to fences. Thousands of singletons gathered at the expo at the weekend, an event so popular that organisers halted online registration after double the expected number signed up.
Thais. Age: 26. Treat yourself with a touch of class and make your night an unforgettable pleasure. I would like to be your companion to official engagements, cultural events as well as personal intimate friend for pleasurable and hedonistic hours in private atmosphere.
Matchmaking Market at People’s Square Park
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This place came about ten years ago, when a few hobby matchmakers decided to meet, exchange photos, and set up dates for their acquaintances. Ten years later, the Shanghai matchmaking corner has its own name, and it is THE main event at this park on the weekends. During our recent trip to Shanghai, Bill and I decided to pay a visit and see for ourselves. We figured it would be an interesting and unusual story to share with all of you; plus, I had a picture of Sarah and a picture of Kaitlin tucked into my wallet. Finding the place is easy.
Ilona. Age: 31. If you are looking for someone special, then all you have to do is call me! I am definitely not typical girl! I am the rare combination of brains and beauty! Innocent yet sexy!
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Overview[ edit ] Advertising notices at the market The primary goal of attending the Shanghai marriage market is for parents to find a suitable partner for their child. The standards of finding the right match may be based upon but not limited to age,  height,  job,  income, education, family values, Chinese zodiac sign,  and personality. All of this information is written on a piece of paper, which is then hung upon long strings among other parents' advertisements for their children. Umbrellas used for advertising Many parents do not have permission from their child to go to this event. China's long idealized tradition of continuing their family lineage is very important within Chinese culture.