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24,000 people have registered for the fifth Shanghai Matchmaking Expo, the city’s largest speed dating event ever organized! Are you single? Still believe that love is waiting around the corner? Get up and go register! It’s free for single people under 40.
“In China, women are regarded as being left on the shelf if they are still single in their late 20s, while the same applies to men in their mid-30s,” reports ShanghaiDaily.com . That’s why events like this one attract a larger number of young people and parents.
The latter would do almost anything to find their unmarried children a lover.
To meet this demand, the Expo will host a dedicated area for parents who will have to pay 50 yuan (US$8) to enter.
Because who cares if you’re a powerful CEO, or someone involved in meaningful charity work, if you’re not married at 26, you’re clearly an abject failure, right? But we digress.