China ikea dating

“illegal blind-dating groups” and participating in “uncivilized behavior.” Other customers have complained that the large groups of elderly daters have at times spit in the store, and are prone to arguing with one another.

“The situation has adversely affected the dining experience and security of most of our customers,” read a sign put up at the Shanghai location.

Managers at the Ikea location in Shanghai complain that many visitors do not even make purchases before settling themselves down in the canteen to socialize with strangers who are there for the same reason. The Shanghai cafeteria has announced that anyone who isn't eating is not allowed to sit in the cafeteria, and accused the senior citizens of belonging to "illegal blind-dating groups" and participating in "uncivilized behavior." Other customers have complained that the large groups of elderly daters have at times spit in the store, and are prone to arguing with one another."The situation has adversely affected the dining experience and security of most of our customers," read a sign put up at the Shanghai location.

Perhaps IKEA should consider introducing their DIY-style restaurant to Shanghai, which sounds like a much more fun first date than lukewarm cups of coffee.

Ikea has banned an elderly matchmaking group from one of its restaurants in China unless it agrees to start paying up.

“If there is another place in Shanghai where elderly people can gather, we are more than ready to pay twice as much and travel farther." But the new rules have not stopped the tenacious singles from enjoying their day out.

They now reportedly just buy the cheapest item on the menu; a croissant costing 4 yuan (49p).

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