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Most of the elderly who visit the store looking for love are family membership cardholders, a credential that earns them a free cup of coffee in the cafeteria where they're no longer welcome to sit.

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pic.twitter.com/jar Rjct XAz— Shanghai Eye (@Shanghai Eye) October 13, 2016 Earlier this month, the store posted a “no food, no seating” sign at the cafeteria’s entrance, meant to deter the dating group.

All customers will now have to buy food before they are given a place to sit.

The Swedish retailer has told its cafeteria in Shanghai to stop anyone having a seat unless they buy food.

Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon for years, hundreds of elderly people have flooded into the restaurant to meet friends and potential partners, according to Many are divorcees or people living alone after the death of a partner and the café gave them a chance to meet peers free of charge.

At the furniture and storage company’s flagship mainland China store in Beijing, customers are picnicking, reading newspapers, napping while tucked under the covers, and even urinating, the South China Morning Post recently reported: Toddlers in split pants play on model furniture with their naked parts coming in contact with all surfaces.

On a king-size bed in the middle of the largest showroom, a little boy wakes from a nap next to his (also sleeping) grandmother.

From today, the restaurant will only be for people who purchase their food first."The new rule isn't sitting so well with the elderly who relied on the space in Ikea as a meeting place."We've been to fast food outlets like Mc Donald's, but there are barely any peers there," one man identified as Qiu, 86, told Chinese state-run newspaper Global Times. If there is another place in Shanghai where elderly people can gather, we are more than ready to pay twice as much and travel further."But maybe Ikea only has itself to blame.

“We feel like aliens—surrounded by youngsters,” one of the group’s members told China’s state newspaper.

“If there is another place in Shanghai where elderly people can gather, we are more than ready to pay twice as much and travel further." And maybe both and psychologists are right: IKEA is where love goes to die.

Since the sign was posted, the amount of people in IKEA's cafeteria has shrunk by nearly half, a security guard told China Daily.

Some stubborn members of the group, however, still cling to the location, for blind dates enjoyed over the cheapest item on the menu: a croissant for 4 yuan (about

From today, the restaurant will only be for people who purchase their food first."The new rule isn't sitting so well with the elderly who relied on the space in Ikea as a meeting place."We've been to fast food outlets like Mc Donald's, but there are barely any peers there," one man identified as Qiu, 86, told Chinese state-run newspaper Global Times. If there is another place in Shanghai where elderly people can gather, we are more than ready to pay twice as much and travel further."But maybe Ikea only has itself to blame.

“We feel like aliens—surrounded by youngsters,” one of the group’s members told China’s state newspaper.

“If there is another place in Shanghai where elderly people can gather, we are more than ready to pay twice as much and travel further." And maybe both and psychologists are right: IKEA is where love goes to die.

Since the sign was posted, the amount of people in IKEA's cafeteria has shrunk by nearly half, a security guard told China Daily.

Some stubborn members of the group, however, still cling to the location, for blind dates enjoyed over the cheapest item on the menu: a croissant for 4 yuan (about [[

From today, the restaurant will only be for people who purchase their food first."The new rule isn't sitting so well with the elderly who relied on the space in Ikea as a meeting place."We've been to fast food outlets like Mc Donald's, but there are barely any peers there," one man identified as Qiu, 86, told Chinese state-run newspaper Global Times. If there is another place in Shanghai where elderly people can gather, we are more than ready to pay twice as much and travel further."But maybe Ikea only has itself to blame.

“We feel like aliens—surrounded by youngsters,” one of the group’s members told China’s state newspaper.

“If there is another place in Shanghai where elderly people can gather, we are more than ready to pay twice as much and travel further." And maybe both and psychologists are right: IKEA is where love goes to die.

Since the sign was posted, the amount of people in IKEA's cafeteria has shrunk by nearly half, a security guard told China Daily.

Some stubborn members of the group, however, still cling to the location, for blind dates enjoyed over the cheapest item on the menu: a croissant for 4 yuan (about $0.60).

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From today, the restaurant will only be for people who purchase their food first."The new rule isn't sitting so well with the elderly who relied on the space in Ikea as a meeting place."We've been to fast food outlets like Mc Donald's, but there are barely any peers there," one man identified as Qiu, 86, told Chinese state-run newspaper Global Times. If there is another place in Shanghai where elderly people can gather, we are more than ready to pay twice as much and travel further."But maybe Ikea only has itself to blame.“We feel like aliens—surrounded by youngsters,” one of the group’s members told China’s state newspaper.“If there is another place in Shanghai where elderly people can gather, we are more than ready to pay twice as much and travel further." And maybe both and psychologists are right: IKEA is where love goes to die.Since the sign was posted, the amount of people in IKEA's cafeteria has shrunk by nearly half, a security guard told China Daily.Some stubborn members of the group, however, still cling to the location, for blind dates enjoyed over the cheapest item on the menu: a croissant for 4 yuan (about $0.60).

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