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Marriage market in Shangai 1

On weekends in Shanghai, hundreds of people go to People’s Park to shop for spouses. Mostly,
it’s parents looking for mates for their adult children.

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Xie Yifan

Shanghai marriage market 2

Sometimes, parents go to the marriage market without telling their children what they’re up to. They display white pieces of paper with their children’s age, height, education and income. Parents of daughters look for a potential groom who has his own apartment.

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Xie Yifan

Shanghai marriage market 3

Individual parents offer information about their children, rain or shine.

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Xie Yifan

Shanghai marriage market 4

Matchmakers also set up shop at the Marriage Market, arranging introductions for a fee.

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Xie Yifan

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