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Matchmaking in China - 20 May 2013
Recent and archive images of matchmaking events for singles to meet a potential partner, in China, including images from a recent event in Shanghai .
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May 18, 2013
A couple waits to participate in a staged mass wedding, organised as part of a matchmaking event to inspire...
Shanghai, China
A couple waits to participate in a staged mass wedding in Shanghai
A couple waits to participate in a staged mass wedding, organised as part of a matchmaking event to inspire singles to get married, in Shanghai May 18, 2013. About 18,000 people signed up to participate in the second edition of the matchmaking event organized by Shanghai's municipal authorities to provide unmarried people under the age of 45 the chance to meet a potential partner, according to its organisers. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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May 19, 2013
Participants and their relatives look at information cards at a mass matchmaking event in Hefei, Anhui...
Hefei, China
Participants and their relatives look at information cards at a mass matchmaking event in Hefei, Anhui...
Participants and their relatives look at information cards at a mass matchmaking event in Hefei, Anhui province May 19, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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May 18, 2013
A woman prepares for a staged mass wedding, organised as part of a matchmaking event to inspire singles...
Shanghai, China
A woman prepares for a staged mass wedding in Shanghai
A woman prepares for a staged mass wedding, organised as part of a matchmaking event to inspire singles to get married, in Shanghai May 18, 2013. About 18,000 people signed up to participate in the second edition of the matchmaking event organized by Shanghai's municipal authorities to provide unmarried people under the age of 45 the chance to meet a potential partner, according to its organisers. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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May 18, 2013
A woman looks at pictures of single people displayed on a board during a matchmaking event in Shanghai...
Shanghai, China
A woman looks at pictures of single people displayed on a board during a matchmaking event in Shanghai...
A woman looks at pictures of single people displayed on a board during a matchmaking event in Shanghai May 18, 2013. About 18,000 people signed up to participate in the second edition of the matchmaking event organized by Shanghai's municipal authorities to provide unmarried people under the age of 45 the chance to meet a potential partner, according to its organisers. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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May 18, 2013
Women sit as they wait to meet male participants during a matchmaking event in Shanghai May 18, 2013....
Shanghai, China
Women sit as they wait to meet male participants during a matchmaking event in Shanghai
Women sit as they wait to meet male participants during a matchmaking event in Shanghai May 18, 2013. About 18,000 people signed up to participate in the second edition of the matchmaking event organized by Shanghai's municipal authorities to provide unmarried people under the age of 45 the chance to meet a potential partner, according to its organisers. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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May 18, 2013
Couples arrive at a staged mass wedding, organised as part of a matchmaking event to inspire singles...
Shanghai, China
Couples arrive at a staged mass wedding, organised as part of a matchmaking event to inspire singles...
Couples arrive at a staged mass wedding, organised as part of a matchmaking event to inspire singles to get married, in Shanghai May 18, 2013. About 18,000 people signed up to participate in the second edition of the matchmaking event organized by Shanghai's municipal authorities to provide unmarried people under the age of 45 the chance to meet a potential partner, according to its organisers. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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May 18, 2013
A woman points to an information card displayed on a wall providing details of bachelor participants...
Shanghai, China
A woman points to an information card providing details of bachelor participants during a matchmaking...
A woman points to an information card displayed on a wall providing details of bachelor participants during a matchmaking event in Shanghai May 18, 2013. About 18,000 people signed up to participate in the second edition of the matchmaking event organized by Shanghai's municipal authorities to provide unmarried people under the age of 45 the chance to meet a potential partner, according to its organisers. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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May 18, 2013
A woman shows her marriage certificate during a staged mass wedding, organised as part of a matchmaking...
Shanghai, China
A woman shows her marriage certificate during a staged mass wedding in Shanghai
A woman shows her marriage certificate during a staged mass wedding, organised as part of a matchmaking event to inspire singles to get married, in Shanghai May 18, 2013. About 18,000 people signed up to participate in the second edition of the matchmaking event organized by Shanghai's municipal authorities to provide unmarried people under the age of 45 the chance to meet a potential partner, according to its organisers. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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May 18, 2013
Women participants talk to male participants during a matchmaking event in Shanghai May 18, 2013. About...
Shanghai, China
Women participants talk to male participants during a matchmaking event in Shanghai
Women participants talk to male participants during a matchmaking event in Shanghai May 18, 2013. About 18,000 people signed up to participate in the second edition of the matchmaking event organized by Shanghai's municipal authorities to provide unmarried people under the age of 45 the chance to meet a potential partner, according to its organisers. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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June 21, 2012
Participants interview each other during a blind date party in Shanghai in this May 26, 2012 file photo....
Shanghai, China
Participants interview each other during a blind date party in Shanghai
Participants interview each other during a blind date party in Shanghai in this May 26, 2012 file photo. In traditional Chinese society, marriages were arranged by families and matchmakers and tying the knot was never in question. Although customs are changing rapidly, the one-child policy in modern China piles on even more pressure on children to get on with the business of producing offspring. Matchmaking events are increasingly common, with eager singles - often accompanied by concerned parents - gathering in parks on the weekends to search for love among personal information strung up on trees and notice boards. REUTERS/Aly Song/Files (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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May 26, 2012
Participants shake hands during a blind date party in Shanghai May 26, 2012. The event, aimed at providing...
Shanghai, China
Participants shake hands during a blind date party in Shanghai
Participants shake hands during a blind date party in Shanghai May 26, 2012. The event, aimed at providing chances for the unmarried under the age of 45, has attracted about 10,000 single young people to participate, local media reported. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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May 26, 2012
A woman talks on a mobile phone during a blind date party in Shanghai May 26, 2012. The event, aimed...
Shanghai, China
A woman talks on a mobile phone during a blind date party in Shanghai
A woman talks on a mobile phone during a blind date party in Shanghai May 26, 2012. The event, aimed at providing chances for the unmarried under the age of 45, has attracted about 10,000 single young people to participate, local media reported. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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May 26, 2012
Participants interview each other during a blind date party in Shanghai May 26, 2012. The event, aimed...
Shanghai, China
Participants interview each other during a blind date party in Shanghai
Participants interview each other during a blind date party in Shanghai May 26, 2012. The event, aimed at providing chances for the unmarried under the age of 45, has attracted about 10,000 single young people to participate, local media reported. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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November 12, 2011
A woman takes a photo of one of the information cards of bachelors on a wall during a blind date party...
Shanghai, China
A woman takes a photo of one of the information cards of bachelors on a wall during a blind date party...
A woman takes a photo of one of the information cards of bachelors on a wall during a blind date party in Shanghai November 12, 2011. The blind date party was held a day after November 11, 2011, or Super Bachelors Day which has six 1s in the date. The event, aimed at providing chances for the unmarried under the age of 35, has attracted about 10,000 single young people to participate, local media reported.
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November 12, 2011
Men wait for women on a bridge during a blind date party in Shanghai November 12, 2011. The blind date...
Shanghai, China
Men wait for women on a bridge during a blind date party in Shanghai
Men wait for women on a bridge during a blind date party in Shanghai November 12, 2011. The blind date party was held a day after November 11, 2011, or Super Bachelors Day which has six 1s in the date. The event, aimed at providing chances for the unmarried under the age of 35, has attracted about 10,000 single young people to participate, local media reported.
REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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November 12, 2011
Participants interview each other during a blind date party in Shanghai November 12, 2011. The blind...
Shanghai, China
Participants interview each other during a blind date party in Shanghai
Participants interview each other during a blind date party in Shanghai November 12, 2011. The blind date party was held a day after November 11, 2011, or Super Bachelors Day which has six 1s in the date. The event, aimed at providing chances for the unmarried under the age of 35, has attracted about 10,000 single young people to participate, local media reported.
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November 12, 2011
An employee arranges position for participants on a bridge during a blind date party in Shanghai November...
Shanghai, China
An employee arranges position for participants on a bridge during a blind date party in Shanghai
An employee arranges position for participants on a bridge during a blind date party in Shanghai November 12, 2011. The blind date party was held a day after November 11, 2011, or Super Bachelors Day which has six 1s in the date. The event, aimed at providing chances for the unmarried under the age of 35, has attracted about 10,000 single young people to participate, local media reported.
REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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November 12, 2011
A man holds a poster reading "I want to love early" during a blind date party in Shanghai November 12,...
Shanghai, China
A man holds a poster reading "I want to love early" during a blind date party in Shanghai
A man holds a poster reading "I want to love early" during a blind date party in Shanghai November 12, 2011. The blind date party was held a day after November 11, 2011, or Super Bachelors Day which has six 1s in the date. The event, aimed at providing chances for the unmarried under the age of 35, has attracted about 10,000 single young people to participate, local media reported.
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September 24, 2011
Contestants take a picture of themselves as they gather for a roll call backstage before the recording...
Beijing, China
Contestants take picture of themselves as they gather for roll call backstage before recording of episode...
Contestants take a picture of themselves as they gather for a roll call backstage before the recording of an episode of popular Chinese matchmaking television show "If You Are the One" in Beijing September 24, 2011. The show, which is owned by Jiangsu Satellite Television, has 24 single ladies standing on the stage and five bachelors coming up one after another in every episode. The bachelors are allowed three videos respectively giving details about their job, love experiences and friends' opinions. The bachelors then have to try all means to keep the lights on, which stands for the ladies' affection, so that they can gain the right to choose one of the ladies to match up with, or to walk away from the show. REUTERS/Barry Huang (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
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September 24, 2011
Contestants take the stage during the recording of an episode of popular Chinese matchmaking television...
Beijing, China
Contestants take stage during recording of episode of popular Chinese matchmaking television show "If...
Contestants take the stage during the recording of an episode of popular Chinese matchmaking television show "If You Are the One" in Beijing September 24, 2011. The show, which is owned by Jiangsu Satellite Television, has 24 single ladies standing on the stage and five bachelors coming up one after another in every episode. The bachelors are allowed three videos respectively giving details about their job, love experiences and friends' opinions. The bachelors then have to try all means to keep the lights on, which stands for the ladies' affection, so that they can gain the right to choose one of the ladies to match up with, or to walk away from the show. REUTERS/Barry Huang (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
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September 24, 2011
A contestant (C) raises her hand to ask questions of a male contestant (L, in white) during the recording...
Beijing, China
Contestant raises her hand to ask questions of male contestant during recording of episode of Chinese...
A contestant (C) raises her hand to ask questions of a male contestant (L, in white) during the recording of an episode of popular Chinese matchmaking television show "If You Are the One" in Beijing September 24, 2011. The show, which is owned by Jiangsu Satellite Television, has 24 single ladies standing on the stage and five bachelors coming up one after another in every episode. The bachelors are allowed three videos respectively giving details about their job, love experiences and friends' opinions. The bachelors then have to try all means to keep the lights on, which stands for the ladies' affection, so that they can gain the right to choose one of the ladies to match up with, or to walk away from the show. REUTERS/Barry Huang (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
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September 24, 2011
Contestants watch a video of a male contestant on electronic screens during the recording of an episode...
Beijing, China
Contestants watch video of male contestant on electronic screens during recording of episode of Chinese...
Contestants watch a video of a male contestant on electronic screens during the recording of an episode of popular Chinese matchmaking television show "If You Are the One" in Beijing September 24, 2011. The show, which is owned by Jiangsu Satellite Television, has 24 single ladies standing on the stage and five bachelors coming up one after another in every episode. The bachelors are allowed three videos respectively giving details about their job, love experiences and friends' opinions. The bachelors then have to try all means to keep the lights on, which stands for the ladies' affection, so that they can gain the right to choose one of the ladies to match up with, or to walk away from the show. REUTERS/Barry Huang (CHINA - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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February 13, 2011
The personal profile page of an applicant hangs from bushes during a matchmaking event at People's Square...
Shanghai, China
The personal profile page of an applicant hangs from bushes during a matchmaking event at People's Square...
The personal profile page of an applicant hangs from bushes during a matchmaking event at People's Square in downtown Shanghai February 13, 2011. The page displays details such as her age, income, occupation and desired character traits in a prospective mate. The event is organized by dating companies and parents hoping to find partners for their children during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, a day before couples around the world celebrate Valentine's day on February 14. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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February 13, 2011
A woman hoping to find a prospective mate for her child, takes notes from the profile boards of candidates...
Shanghai, China
A woman hoping to find a prospective mate for her child, takes notes from the profile boards of candidates...
A woman hoping to find a prospective mate for her child, takes notes from the profile boards of candidates during a matchmaking event at People's Square in downtown Shanghai, February 13, 2011. The boards display personal details of applicants such as their names, photos, age, income and occupation. The event is organized by parents and dating companies during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, a day before couples around the world celebrate Valentine's day on February 14. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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February 04, 2011
People look at profile boards of possible candidates to find future partners for their children at a...
Beijing, China
People look at profile boards of possible candidates to find future partners for their children at a...
People look at profile boards of possible candidates to find future partners for their children at a matchmaking event at a park in Beijing February 4, 2011. The boards display their names, photos, age, income and occupation among other details. The event is held during the Chinese Lunar New Year holidays at the park. REUTERS/Grace Liang (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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February 04, 2011
Participants talk to each other during a matchmaking event to look for potential partners at Ditan Park...
Beijing, China
Participants talk to each other during a matchmaking event to look for potential partners at Ditan Park...
Participants talk to each other during a matchmaking event to look for potential partners at Ditan Park in Beijing February 4, 2011. The event was held by an online dating company during the Chinese Lunar New Year holidays at the park. The Lunar New Year began on Thursday and marks the start of the Year of the Rabbit, according to the Chinese zodiac. REUTERS/Grace Liang (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY)
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