Remember me Lost your password? Find a pair: Shanghai's senior citizens paste the profiles of their children or grandchildren on umbrellas that line the pathways at People's Park. A proposal for marriage — I least expect it, being much married and on the wrong side of
Become a Friend of Aeon to save articles and enjoy other exclusive benefits. I can't remember when and how I came to know about the Shanghai Matchmaking Corner (上海人民公园相亲角) in People's Park. This place. This place came about ten years ago, when a few hobby matchmakers decided to meet, exchange photos, and set up dates for their acquaintances.
Shanghai matchmaking event should not have age restrictions. In , SK-II, a Chinese skincare brand, filmed a takeover of Shanghai's Marriage Market, marriage's monument to capitalism in People's Park. Shanghai matchmaking peoples park.
Parents of unmarried adults flock to  the park every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p. 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.
Multiple degrees and an empty bed? Jiaoda Matchmaker targets the city's educated and unwed demographic.
This week the authorities posted a notice on the park gate banning people from setting up booths to offer commercial matchmaking services, Shanghai.