Matchmaking park shanghai
We have to warn you that this section of the park can get very crowded at this time. But it is a one of a kind experience that fascinates you as you walk through scores of pamphlets snapshot biographies lining up the pathways and animated parents and grandparents involved in heated discussions and 'brokering' marriage deals, wondering what special qualities of the brides and grooms are being advertised.
We even spotted a fortune teller — possibly reading out the fates of some lucky fellow.
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People line up here, sitting on the ground with biographies stuck on umbrellas making it their private stalls , discussing futures of young people, who, in all probability, are not too happy with this arrangement. We didn't really see any eager-to-be bride or groom and suspect the enthusiasm is fueled purely by the parents. The pamphlet biographies include details such as birthdays, height, weight, hobbies, job of the candidates and figures that seemed like monthly incomes of the candidates.
Some may even have a photo, giving it a real life dating website feel in a funny way. Don't feel strange if you get eyed from top to bottom there by curious mothers.
The Beijing marriage market: putting a price on a perfect match in a Chinese park
We thought it was a good way to pass some time, observing serious conversations amid hordes of 'marriage agents'. If you get hungry or want to grab a beer, drop into the famous Barbarossa — a Moroccan lounge bar and a restaurant inside People's Park.