There are many ways a blind date could go wrong, and a Chinese woman has learnt of a very tedious one.
A swift Covid-19 lockdown in China led to a woman getting stuck at the house of a man she met on a blind date.
The woman, only identified as Ms Wang, posted on Chinese social media platform WeChat last week that she had got locked down with her date after visiting his house for a meal.
In the post, she said that she had recently returned to the city of Zhengzhou from Guangzhou ahead of the Lunar New Year.
“I’m getting quite old, so my parents arranged more than 10 blind dates for me,” she said in this post.
She wrote that her fifth date had said “he was good at cooking, and invited me to his house so he could cook a meal”.
However, during the meal, she discovered that her date’s community had gone into swift lockdown due to cases of Covid-19, and ended up being unable to leave his house for several days.
Ms Wang told media on Sunday that she had been stuck for four days at her date’s house, and that the situation was “not ideal”.
However, she said that her date, who “doesn’t speak much” had cooked every day for her while they were stranded together.
After such an experience, you get the feeling she’s already uneasy over the sixth blind date.