China – Woman is in lockdown for blind date with strangers


When the lockdown was imposed in various parts of the metropolis Zhengzhou, a woman was on a blind date. She then had to stay with the man who had invited her to dinner.

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Her date is as “dumb as a wooden mannequin,” says the Chinese, who is only called “Wang” in online media.

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In short online videos, Wang shows her involuntary everyday life with her date.

In short online videos, Wang shows her involuntary everyday life with her date.

Screenshot Shenzen TV

The corona lockdown that was suddenly imposed on parts of the Chinese metropolis of Zhengzhou a week ago has put a woman looking for a partner in an awkward position: she had just been invited to dinner in his apartment by a blind date when the district was sealed off – and she was sitting since then with him, reported the woman of the newspaper “The Paper” from Shanghai.

The woman, whose name was only given as Wang, said she wanted to stay in Zhengzhou for a week to find a possible marriage candidate. “I’m getting old, my family introduced me to ten acquaintances,” who she wanted to see one after the other, she reported to The Paper. Her fifth date had just invited her over to show off his cooking skills when lockdown went into effect.

The husband cooks for her and does chores while she sleeps in

Since then, Wang has been showing her involuntary everyday life with her date in short online videos. Footage released by local media shows the man cooking for her, doing chores and working on his laptop while she sleeps in.

However, there is little to feel of romance. Her date was as “dumb as a wooden mannequin” and the food he prepared was mediocre, Wang said. Apart from that, he has many good sides. She also thinks it’s “great that he’s still ready to cook”. But actually she would wish for a more talkative partner.

On Wednesday, millions of users searched for the videos on the Twitter-like short message service Weibo. In vain, as Wang explained. She deleted them all again after she noticed that her involuntary roommate couldn’t cope with the reactions of his friends.

(AFP / sys)


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