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The Swedish furniture giant IKEA has banned old people from dating at its store in Shanghai, China.
Store managers decided to clamp down on what they described as 'illegal date clubs'.
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Unlike many bars, a speed dating event will, by necessity, be quiet enough for people to talk comfortably. Participants can come alone without feeling out of place; alternatively it is something that women who like to go out in groups can do together.
Because the matching itself happens after the event, people do not feel pressured to select or reject each other in person.
Speed dating, as two separate words, is often used as a generic term for similar events.
Since the store opened several years ago, hundreds of lonely, divorced or widowed elderly people have descended on the cafeteria in search of love and companionship.