A Chinese woman found herself stuck inside her blind date’s house for a few days after parts of his city were placed under a COVID-19 lockdown during their dinner date.
The woman, identified as Wang, was reportedly visiting Zhengzhou City in Henan Province when the lockdown occurred, according to CBS News.
Speaking to Shanghai-based outlet The Paper on Tuesday, Wang explained that she was staying in the city on a week-long trip after her family matched her with 10 potential suitors.
“I’m getting old now, my family introduced me to ten matches… The fifth date wanted to show off his cooking skills and invited me over to his house for dinner,” she said.
Wang arrived at her blind date’s home on Sunday just before his residential area was suddenly placed under a lockdown due to a COVID-19 outbreak, Global Times reported.
“I have spent four days with him [her blind date], living with him and his family,” she shared with Shijian News on Monday. She also revealed to The Paper that aside from “the fact that he’s as mute as a wooden mannequin, everything else (about him) is pretty good. Despite his food being mediocre, he’s still willing to cook, which I think is great.”
Wang documented her unexpected stay, which she found “embarrassing,” in a series of videos; however, Wang deleted them after they gained much online attention. She reportedly filmed her blind date, whose name was not revealed, cooking for her, working from home and completing chores.
“Friends have been calling him and I think this has definitely affected his life, so I have taken them down for now,” Wang said in one of her videos. “Thanks everyone for your attention… I hope the outbreak ends soon and that my single sisters also find a relationship soon.”
It remains unclear if Wang is still in her blind date’s home.
Henan Province reported 87 new local cases of COVID-19, while over 100 COVID-19 cases have been logged in Zhengzhou City since last week’s lockdown, Mail Online reported. Schools and non-essential businesses in the city have ceased activity amid the lockdown while the Chinese government continues to tighten regulations as the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing draws near.
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