Large dating meetings organized by media are very popular in
China, and meetings like this are usually called dating "buffets,"
because one can choose one's prospective spouse from thousands of
people in a meeting like this.
A dating "buffet" held in Shijiazhuang City, Hebei Province, recently and attended by
thousands, left very good impressions. The young people who came to
the "buffet" even set up special online forums to commemorate it.
That day, the information of all the participants was posted on a
bulletin board, and anyone may paste a paper butterfly on the
information sheet of the person of his/her heart.
There are always more women than men in dating "buffets,"
especially those too busy in their career to have time for social
life. The "buffets" offer them opportunities to strike up new
friendship and to find their true love.
Chilly autumn won't cease the flame of love. Currently another
dating "buffet" is in preparation in Shijiazhuang, which will be
held on November 11, the "Single Festival."
(China News Service October 25, 2006)