Planet China

Breaking hearts

Many of Shanghai’s sweethearts were in for a bitter disappointment last Friday, reports the BBC, after their efforts to get two seats together at local cinemas were thwarted by an anti-Cupid. The man in question had started buying up odd number seats at Shanghai’s cinemas so that couples could not buy seats together. He took his campaign online and soon others were following his lead. Their target was seats at Beijing Love Story, a movie promising to be particularly popular on this biggest of date nights. The man and his online accomplices managed to achieve their goal at cinemas around Shanghai’s fashionable Xintiandi dining district. He later told newspapers that he’d orchestrated the campaign to wreak revenge on romance, having been dumped by his own girlfriend last year.

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