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Lonely hearts advertisements pinned on the wall gave a taste of the proceedings.
"Reference: W004763, Name: Yao Qin, Height: 1.63m, Date of Birth: 07.1987," read one.
At least a third of the attendees were parents, either chaperoning their children, acting as go-betweens for the more bashful, or brokering deals with other parents for arranged romances.
Thames Town, a replica English village in a suburb of Shanghai, with its own cathedral, red telephone boxes, and bronze statue of Pierce Brosnan as James Bond, was picked to be the venue because of its "air of romance".
The attendees, meanwhile, had some very rigid ideas about what they were looking for.
Men said they wanted a "kind-hearted" wife, not too beautiful and flighty, but modest and homely.
"I have had 20 to 30 mothers come up to me with their son's telephone number," said Liu Xiuling, a 23-year-old marketing consultant. I do believe in love, but I also believe you have to balance your feelings with some sense of what is practical," she said.
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