The woman, identified as Ms Wang, found out about the lockdown while at her date’s home, and then couldn’t leave (Picture: Shenzen TV)
If you go home with someone on a first date, you’ll inevitably have to face the awkward morning after in the company of someone you don’t really know.
But one woman in China has taken this to the next level, getting stuck in lockdown for four days with a man she’d been set up with on a blind date.
The woman, who identified herself as Ms Wang, posted her story on popular Chinese social media site WeChat, detailing how she returned to her home city of Zhengzhou from Guangzhou where she was living for the upcoming Lunar New Year.
While there, her parents had set her up on a number of blind dates, with the fifth of these inviting her to his home to cook for her.
Ms Wang said in the post: ‘I’m getting quite old, so my parents arranged more than 10 blind dates for me.’
She added the man she’d been set up with ‘was good at cooking, and invited me to his house so he could cook a meal’.
As the pair were eating, news began to come in that the region was going into lockdown due to rapidly-rising Covid-19 cases, forcing her to quarantine in the man’s home until she was able to leave.
Calling the situation ‘not ideal’, Ms Wang did say her date continued to cook for her during the stay, although apparently ‘he doesn’t speak much.’
Speaking to Shanghai based news outlet Paper, Ms Wang said: ‘Besides the fact he’s as mute as a wooden mannequin, everything else [about him] is pretty good
Videos of the meals Ms Wang’s date made her have been viewed millions of times (Picture: Weibo)
‘Despite his food being mediocre, he’s still willing to cook, which I think is great.’
When she began documenting her odd lockdown experience with a series of video diaries posted online, the 30-year-old didn’t expect the intense attention the story attracted.
Over five million people have viewed related hashtags on WeChat, and as a result Ms Wang has taken down some videos to protect her date’s privacy.
‘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 post on Tuesday.
‘Thanks everyone for your attention … I hope the outbreak ends soon and that my single sisters also find a relationship soon.’
Perhaps romance didn’t blossom for this cohabitation of convenience, but at least the guy kept her well-fed.
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