The Swedish furniture giant IKEA has old people from dating at its store in Shanghai, China. Store managers to down on what they as 'illegal date clubs'. Since the store opened several years ago, hundreds of lonely, divorced or widowed elderly people have on the cafeteria in search of love and companionship. Many of them simply used the café as a meeting place and did not anything. Management said they seats for 'extended periods,' 'spoke loudly,' ' on the floor,' '' and had 'quarrels and fights'. The store posted a notice saying: "From today, the restaurant will only be for people who their food first."
The older clientele up in arms over the ban. They say they nowhere else to go. An 88-year-old IKEA regular : "We've to McDonald's and KFC, but there barely any of our peers there. We like aliens there - surrounded by youngsters." Another frequent visitor to the restaurant said: "I guess few people just how lonely old people are. Our kids are not around, and some only on weekends. I feel quite good when I come here. I talk with friends, but some elderly do meet people who lovers." Some customers have little sympathy for those in search of love. They have that there is nowhere to sit because of the matchmaking groups.