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A Woman Had To Enter Lockdown With Her Blind Date Due To The Pandemic

Modern dating has introduced us to the concept of blind dating. This is when you go on a date with someone you don't know and pray not to get murdered.

What happens from there is a crapshoot: you could have a good time, could feel that it's going as bad as Rachel's blind date in Friends, or you could get stuck at their house due to the pandemic...

Seriously. That's what happened to one woman who's sharing her story.

This never-ending blind date disaster happened to a 30-year-old woman in China.

She's identified only by her last name, Wang, in the media.

At the beginning of January, she traveled to Zhengzhou to begin a week-long trip of meeting potential suitors.

"I'm getting old now, my family introduced me to ten matches..." she told Shanghai-based outlet The Paper.

So not exactly like 'The Bachelorette,' but still.


Soon, the coronavirus decided to be a third-wheel.

"The fifth date wanted to show off his cooking skills and invited me over to his house for dinner," she said.

That same night, they received some unsettling news.

"Just after I arrived in Zhengzhou, there was an outbreak and his community was put under lockdown and I could not leave."

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This outbreak included 100 reported cases. As a result, the city went into a sudden lockdown and Wang was unable to travel back home per strict COVID-19 protocols.

Since then, Wang has been documenting her time with her date in a series of clips posted online.

In the clips, she shared all sorts of things, like her unidentified date cleaning and working on his laptop.

It also showed the man cooking her meals, such as tomato and eggs.

At least he can cook. He wasn't just trying to impress her on their first date!

Wang's videos became so popular that she began trending on the Chinese social media platform Weibo. However, she has since removed the videos out of respect for her date.

"Friends have been calling him and I think this has definitely affected his life, so I have taken them down for now," Wang said on social media.

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In an interview with The Paper, she gave a much-anticipated update to their relationship.

Nothing romantic came from their time together.


She did, however, point out some of his positive qualities for other potential suitors.

"Besides the fact that he's as mute as a wooden mannequin, everything else (about him) is pretty good," she said.

"Despite his food being mediocre, he's still willing to cook, which I think is great."

She then shared a hopeful message to her viewers.

"Thanks everyone for your attention... I hope the outbreak ends soon and that my single sisters also find a relationship soon," she said.

On social media, people were incredibly intrigued by Wang's story.

"This is a romantic comedy," one user wrote on BBC News' Instagram post about the story.

There actually is a romantic comedy similar to this. It's called Two Night Stand and it's about two people who meet online, hook up, and then get locked inside the guy's apartment during a snowstorm.

Some users couldn't understand why Wang and her date weren't a match.

"cooked every day for her? hubby him wtf u complainin bout sis," one user commented.

"She should enjoy the company to the fullest," another added. Makes sense. I mean, what else is there to do in quarantine...

As such a unique tale, the jokes practically wrote themselves.

"Extroverts on first dates “ shall we move in,'" one wrote. This pandemic sure is a weird sort of Cupid.

"And, that's how I met your mother," another commented with laughing emojis.

Finally, someone said what we were all thinking: "Just another reason not to go to someone's house for a first date." Yep!