In downtown Shanghai's Renmin Park, a dating corner has served local residents for more than a decade.
Previously, young singles would mingle on weekends, but more recently, hundreds of parents head to the corner to seek a partner for their son or daughter. They exchange kids' photos, post profile leaflets, and ask matchmaking agencies for help.
Today, many young people find it difficult to find their Mr. or Ms. Right due to the pressures of work and a lack of spare time for socializing, especially in some major cities. Upon meeting someone, great consideration is given to the potential partner's material conditions, such as housing, profession and income.
To prevent young people from hesitating until marriageble age has passed, concerned parents take action as "dating representatives."