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