Dating is different in China: Singles read personal information about other singles at a blind date event in Yichun city, 2012. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Singles Day November 11: How did AliBaba and JD.com turn China's celebration of the lonely into a shopping orgy?

Shopping frenzy Singles Day has a heart and a story, so where did it begin?

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Dating is different in China: Singles read personal information about other singles at a blind date event in Yichun city, 2012. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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