The furniture store IKEA has banned people from at its store in Shanghai. Store managers decided to stop what they described as ' date clubs'. Since the store opened, of lonely, divorced or widowed elderly people have gone to the in search of love and . Many of them did not buy . Management said they used for 'extended periods,' 'spoke loudly,' 'spat on the floor,' 'flirted' and had ' and fights'. The store said: "From today, the restaurant will only be for people who purchase their food ."
The people are angry about the ban. They say they have to go. One regular said: "We've been to McDonald's and KFC, but there are any of our peers there. We feel like there - surrounded by ." Another frequent visitor said: "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 ." Customers have little for those in of love. They complain that there is nowhere to sit.