With the infamous reputation in China for blind dating and matchmaking, Chinese parents are taking it to the next level by engaging a matchmaking service while their tots are still in diapers.
BB Groupon, a baby product company organized a baby matchmaking event on Bachelors’ Day, and it was a resounding hit.
One of the managers of the company, Deng Peng explained that the one-child policy in China has caused parents, including himself, to worry that their child will end up lonely and depressed.
“I’m very worried about my daughter being alone,” Peng explained his own situation with only child and daughter Duoduo. “We want to organize this event to offer a platform for babies to meet and play together. It is very difficult for me to meet new people and it took me a long time to meet my wife. On the Bachelors’ Day, adults are trying to find spouses. The babies shouldn’t be alone either. It is too early to talk about marriage, of course, but it would be a welcome miracle if they really got married one day.”
“Through this kind of event, I hope my baby boy can build up his confidence and learn how to introduce himself properly in public,” one of the dads explained. “After he gained those skills, it would be much easier for him to find a spouse in the future.”
During the most recent event, the number of baby boys clearly outnumber the girls 27 to 2, reflecting the growing gender imbalance in China’s population.
The imbalanced ratio also meant that Duoduo had her choice of boys. And after a few coy exchanges in between toys and balls, Duoduo made her pick.
“We will try to arrange the two of them to play together often in the future. Maybe they can go to pre-school together,” said Duoduo’s proud father.