The women each stand behind a podium equipped with a button and a light before the first of the male "candidates" descends onstage by means of a circular elevator.The candidate attempts to impress the 24 women, who can register their disinterest in him at any time by turning off the light on their podium.For generations, marriage was arranged by parents who followed the principle of “matching doors and windows,” which meant that people needed to marry those of similar social and economic standing.Marriage was viewed as a contract between two households, and it was for the purpose of procreation, not love. But my biggest complain is that it is so so so so hard to watch a subtitled show and tweet at the same time without missing something! For single people, they’re a platform for seeking potential spouses; for fans, they’re the subject of gossip and dissection; for the cultural elites, they’re a topic for derision; and for the government, they’re a target for surveillance.By looking at the development of Chinese television dating shows, we can see how love and marriage changed from a ritualized system mired in the past to the liberated, western-style version we see today.
RR, a version of this show was actually tried in Australia circa 2007-8 , a guy with the surname of Kerley hosted it. I don’t know if an Aussie version would be as good or not. I cant remember if Meng Fei said 8 girls and 22 guys. BDD @6-that would have been funny to watch Doc Phil is trying to be honest with the woman who hasn’t worked in twenty years but wants to live like a Kardashian. Whereas those Chinese girls can say it as it is without nastiness. Still no power and missed the cricket at the crucial moments. If You Are The One is based on the format of Australian show Taken Out, which aired on the Ten Network in the late noughties.Each episode of the hit Chinese show starts with presenter Meng Fei welcoming "24 beautiful girls" who walk onstage two-by-two to the sound of upbeat pop music."It's a good insight into Chinese culture and just some of the crazy things that go on and the requirements [Chinese people have] for relationships," Mr Mc Mahon said.The honest dialogue has made the show popular on Twitter, where screen captures of the English-subtitled show are shared as memes.
The candidate can choose any woman who still has her light on at the end of the round — if he gets that far."You get around 45 minutes onstage with 24 girls ... Mr Mc Mahon's sales pitch obviously worked, as he walked off-stage with Ms Guo and the two are attempting a long-distance relationship.