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Welcome To The Love Supermarket February 11, 2010

Posted by bitchwantstea in Bizarre, Sex / Relationships.
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There are many places where you can meet your potential spouse – at a nightclub, or at work, for example.  But how about at the supermarket?  How about a LOVE supermarket?  The only problem is, it’s in Beijing.

The “I’m Looking For You” market opened in November 2009, for the China’s unofficial “Singles Day” which is marked on the 11th of that month.

Since then, the supermarket has attracted more than 1,000 clients and successfully matched more than 50 couples.

The supermarket — essentially a dating service that offers a venue where singles can meet — only charges a 20 yuan ($3) registration fee.

Members list their names, ages, income and occupation, along with a picture, and this profile is available for others to view. They are also asked what they would like in a partner.

Gao Shan, the supermarket’s manager, said the concept was inspired by people’s need to meet in a safe, friendly and relaxing environment, and by the negative experiences some singles have had using Internet dating services.

“The love supermarket was not created to satisfy a holiday need,” she said. “It was created so that singles can have the opportunity to leave behind their single life.”

We’re not quite sure what a ‘holiday need’ is.  We just love how it’s referred to as the love supermarket!  How about a bit of re-branding, Asda, Tesco, or Sainsburys?

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1. Matt Powers - February 11, 2010

Hahahaha! I’m going!


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