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Complaints were filed with the store about “spitting” and “quarrels and fights” breaking out between the elderly singles in the cafeteria.

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On Tuesdays and Thursdays, apparently, an elderly “illegal blind-dating group” descends upon the IKEA cafeteria, the BBC reported.

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pic.twitter.com/jar Rjct XAz— Shanghai Eye (@Shanghai Eye) October 13, 2016 Earlier this month, the store posted a “no food, no seating” sign at the cafeteria’s entrance, meant to deter the dating group.

All customers will now have to buy food before they are given a place to sit.

Since the sign was posted, the amount of people in IKEA's cafeteria has shrunk by nearly half, a security guard told China Daily.