Speed dating event shanghai
Place an ad in the local newspaper, both in the Events section and on the Lonely Hearts page.
Tell radio stations about the event so they can publicize it on-air, and make pages on social networking sites where you can invite people, too.
It costs us more to find men of high quality,” founder Wu Siyi tells Sixth Tone.“Jiaoda” is the Chinese abbreviation of Shanghai Jiaotong University, and Wu is a doctoral student at the school.
Everyone here has at least a master’s or doctorate — that’s what it takes to even get through the door at this exclusive speed dating event held by Jiaoda Matchmaker.
Chow knows exactly what he wants in a partner: “a modern Mulan.” He’s seeking a woman who is as optimistic, wise, brave, and kind-hearted as the fabled warrior.
According to the company, which now employs eight full-time staff and several part-time event hosts, more than 600 couples who met through its services have since married. To me, it’s like a trading floor for marriage [where] the subjects themselves are absent,” he tells Sixth Tone.
For Chow, platforms like Jiaoda are preferable to the city’s famed “marriage market” in People’s Park, where many anxious parents shop around for spouses for their adult children. “Even if the parents agree to a price, they ignore whether their children’s personalities and social circles are compatible.”Yet like the personals ads pinned to umbrellas at People’s Park, a quick survey of Jiaoda’s events and promotions reveals the hierarchy of desirability — as well as how the dimensions of age, sex, location, and class affect dating in China today.“There are many more highly educated single women than men in a metropolis like Shanghai,” Jiaoda founder Wu tells Sixth Tone.