It’s chosen for the four number ones of 11/11, an appropriate date to be dateless.
Straight male devotees are generally portrayed as awkward, socially inept, and pervy, a strange hybrid of None of these stereotypes are completely false (e.g.
We walked around the ladies in a clockwise circle, like embarrassed lions scoping out prey that was avoiding eye contact.
The host asked questions, and whoever answered first got to choose where to stop so everyone could have an eight-minute conversation (five hundred seconds…) with the lady they were facing. (“What three characters do you get when you combine a male ox and a female ox?
Annual membership fees range from 3000 to 10,000 yuan, and over 40,000 lonely souls have signed up to its associated website. One hundred yuan bought me past the front desk, into an open space with plush booths for strangers to sit and talk.
It holds events every weekend, from speed dating to the popular group roleplaying game “Killers.” I found the night’s event through a search on the listings website Douban. In the next room were a couple of pool tables, a row of swinging double seats garnished with cuddly bears, and an open floor space with a podium and piano.