Shanghai Holds 10,000 People Matchmaking Fair

A single Chinese woman engaged in speed-dating at the First Annual Matchmaking Fair in Shanghai.

Hanging signs advertising the basic information of single women at Shanghai's First Annual Matchmaking Fair in Songjiang Thames Town, attracting over 9000 single women and men looking for love and marriage.

From NetEase:

Shanghai holds 10,000 person blind date event

November 12th, Shanghai’s “First Matchmaking Fair” was held at the Songjiang New City Thames Town. This two-day “marriage fair” attracted 5000 females and 4000 males to register and participate, making it truly a “10,000 people blind date event”.

A single Chinese woman engaged in speed-dating at the First Annual Matchmaking Fair in Shanghai.

Crowds of single Chinese men and women at the Shanghai First Annual Matchmaking Fair.

A young Chinese man chats with single Chinese woman at Shanghai's first annual Matchmaking Fair.

Basic information of participants in Shanghai's matchmaking fair.

Comments from NetEase:

警告你艹你没资格代表我 [网易山东省网友]:

Wow, a bunch of frogs and dinosaurs having a date, with Ultraman hosting.

明天到操场操到天明 [网易浙江省杭州市网友]:

I bet their opening statements are all: How much money do you make per month? Where did you buy your house? What car do you drive? You don’t plan on living with your parents after getting married, right?

zaqwsxccc [网易陕西省榆林市网友]:

Of the people who are over 30 and have not yet married, the vast majority do not have serious attitudes towards life.

ko110ko [网易广东省江门市网友]:

If I can sit on the sofa, everyone help by ding’ing me. Every time you ding, a corrupt official dies. [As of translation, this comment was ding’d 1445 times.]

邪先生 [网易美国网友]:

Looks like Shanghai’s hotels will definitely be filled to the max tonight…

圣9仙芙 [网易浙江省温州市网友]:

Women born in 1969 and 1976? The age of Shanghai’s leftover women are always at the forefront of the nation… Even those of grandmother level have all come out for matchmaking.

苦力一号想变旺财一号 [网易云南省昆明市网友]:

Qie! Isn’t it just men picking whores and women picking rich men?

黄易编外人员 [网易湖南省长沙市网友]:

The meat-market fair now begins…

猴屁股紫红 [网易山东省临沂市网友]:

These Shanghai women were all dumped by black men who no longer wanted them.

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Written by Fauna

Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.


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