When I heard about the Marriage Market in Shanghai, I decided I wanted to participate. Parents put out ads for their children or browse the ads for a good match for their child. Luckily, Erika Brenner was up for helping me. She’s a junior planner who moved to Shanghai from Brazil and has spent the last two years studying Chinese. She’s now fluent and was brilliant as my surrogate parent.
Here was my ad, number one priority was for someone taller than me (I’m six feet tall/182 cm if you didn’t know.)
While we were there, we met a lovely Chinese-American English professor, Dr. Jiang, who was browsing the options for his son who lives in LA. He showed me an album full of pictures but sadly, his son was much shorter than me. Too bad! Dr. Jiang will make an excellent father-in-law.