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Date with the police

Date with the police

Police forces are normally on the lookout for criminals, but in Chengdu the local constabulary is looking for love instead. According to, one district station got into the Valentine’s Day spirit recently by posting photos of single men from its local squad online. This soon got the attention of netizens, and last week five of the officers made themselves available for interviews on Sina Weibo. The officers are all listed as being in their twenties with heights, weights and other vital statistics included for the perusal of interested female parties. One of the men is a 27 year-old traffic cop. His Valentine’s message to all the single ladies? “I can’t change the world, but I can change the traffic outside the third ring road.” He’ll be fighting the girls off with lines like that…

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