Liu Jianle is a veteran of the Shanghai marriage market. He has already found a wife for his son. Now, he’s looking for a match for his niece. Katie Hunt/Bioreports
The marriage market takes place in a shaded park in the center of Shanghai. Katie Hunt/Bioreports
Professional matchmaker Fan Dongfang holds up wedding invitations from couples he successfully paired. Katie Hunt/Bioreports
Posters list a man or woman’s height, age, income, education and their hukou – registered hometown.
With young Chinese told from a young age to put education and work before finding love, many struggle to find boyfriends or girlfriends. Katie Hunt/Bioreports
The market has a special place for parents whose children are working overseas. Katie Hunt/Bioreports