The Love Market and Mate Night in China – Documentary
China is a 0ne-child policy country.
The Love Market or The Shanghai Marriage Market, literally called “People’s Park, blind date corner” is a park in Shanghai China where desperate parents unmarried adult children meet other parents, trying to market their children. Parents flock to the park every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. to trade information on their children with other parents.
Parents 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. The parents walk around chatting with other parents to see if there is a harmonious fit only after their children’s standards are met. Many parents do not have permission from their child to go to this event.