Bank girls arrest police hearts
A matchmaking party held by Xuhui District police on Wednesday night was such
a success they've decided to make it a monthly event.
The policemen invited
young women from the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Xuhui Branch) to
the party titled "Dating on Wednesday."
Officials said they intended to
create opportunities to make female friends for policemen who are fully occupied
with their jobs and have no time to be courting.
"My work always keeps me
busy and the people I contact are mostly men," said a policeman named Chen
Selected from more than 70 applicants, five policemen and five bank
women aged 23 to 28 became the final leading roles.
Those who missed
selection then made up backing groups together with other colleagues to join in
Following the form of a popular matchmaking TV program "Dating on
Saturday," the party started with the self-introduction of the women, all of
whom were wearing fancy masks.
Then the men made their first choice -
presenting a rose to their favorite lady and introducing themselves.
women then removed their masks.
Playing the piano, singing songs and reading
a poem, guests tried various means to show their talents as well as their
To learn more about their counterparts, the 10 participants
then asked each other questions.
Based on a better understanding, guests made
their second choice - setting up five temporary families to play games.
women were then invited to make the final choice.
Three found matches in the
group, one declined to make a choice and one chose a backing group member
Participants said they had fun at the party and enjoyed the process
"I felt it a sound and encouraging way for me to find my Mrs
Right," said a policeman from the criminal investigation department.
Fei, who declined to make a choice that night, said she would still like to
attend such activities in the future as "policemen always bear a mysterious but
upright flavor for me."
Police said they were considering enrolling more
women candidates from other fields such as teachers and nurses.