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COVID Lockdown in China Leaves Woman Stranded in Blind Date’s House


China isn’t taking the new variants of the coronavirus lightly. It has implemented strict lockdowns even though there are around 100 cases in the city of Zhengzhou.

Now one woman’s blind date just won’t end. 

When a woman named Wang was having dinner at her blind date’s house last Wednesday, parts of the city were put on lockdown.

“Just after I arrived in Zhengzhou, there was an outbreak, and his community was put under lockdown and I could not leave,” Wang said, adding that she went there for a week-long trip to meet potential suitors. “I’m getting old now, my family introduced me to ten matches… The fifth date wanted to show off his cooking skills and invited me over to his house for dinner.”

Wang has since posted short videos documenting her daily life in lockdown, which show her date cooking meals for her, doing household chores, and working on his laptop while she sleeps in.

According to Wang, she’s looking for a more talkative partner, but romance has yet to blossom during their extended date.

“Besides the fact that he’s as mute as a wooden mannequin, everything else (about him) is pretty good,” Wang told The Paper. “Despite his food being mediocre, he’s still willing to cook, which I think is great.”

Wang did not disclose her age or the identity of the man in the videos.

Related hashtags have racked up over six million views on the Twitter-like social media site Weibo by Wednesday.

However, Wang said the recent surge in online attention prompted her to remove the videos.

“Friends have been calling him and I think this has definitely affected his life, so I have taken them down for now,” she said in a video posted Tuesday that was widely republished in Chinese local media.

“Thanks, everyone for your attention… I hope the outbreak ends soon and that my single sisters also find a relationship soon.”


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