Ikea dating the dating connection
The Swedish retailer has told its cafeteria in Shanghai to stop anyone having a seat unless they buy food.
Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for years, hundreds of elderly people have flooded into the restaurant to meet friends and potential partners, according to Many are divorcees or people living alone after the death of a partner and the café gave them a chance to meet peers free of charge.
Our kids are not around, and some visit only on weekends. I talk with friends, but some elderly do meet people who become lovers." Some customers have little sympathy for those in search of love.
Despite a 700-seat capacity the venue was often overcapacity, but since the change crowds have shrunk by as much as half.
The “no food, no seat” rule came into force following complaints that paying customers were unable to sit at a table themselves.
The Swedish furniture giant IKEA has banned old people from dating at its store in Shanghai, China.
Store managers decided to clamp down on what they described as 'illegal date clubs'.