The revision is the second version of the show and was launched on May 13, with a different format from the original version that launched in The single man divides twenty-four women into two groups of twelve, the "favourites" group and the "observation" group, prior to starting the conversation between the women and the single man. The women strut down the runway to the large screen, and are not able to see the single man while he is selecting his groups on a tablet. The host and the single man then begins conversation with the women behind the screen after the selection process has taken place, followed by playing his first video. After the first round of conversation has taken place between the single man and women, the host notifies the single man to select his first finalist, which his selection is revealed to the women shortly after selection. The selected woman is then asked to proceed to the gold finalist podiums.
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A far cry from American dating shows, such as the Bachelorette, the female contestant on the popular Chinese program will never pretend she is slightly impressed if she feels her suitor is not up to her standards, reported the Daily Mail. In fact, the show is famous for contestants who are too blunt, with women revealing the exact details why the hopeful guy is not worthy of their love in front of the camera. The six-year-old Chinese dating show, hosted by TV star Meng Fei, is a cultural phenomenon in China, with a viewing audience of up to 50 million people per episode. Each round opens with a short video introduction for a lone male suitor, in which important details about him are revealed. While there have been numerous success stories of couples actually finding love on the show, getting a date is not so easy for the males.
What I learned from being on a Chinese TV dating show
It follows in the Chinese tradition of the cryptic four-character phrase. Anyway, my wife enjoys watching the show. And then I learned that the show has been subtitled in English by Australian broadcaster SBS Two, and the show has taken the country by storm. Which she does, if I ask.
Qin Fen Ge , in his late forties, returns to China after many years overseas. He did not earn any degree while he was overseas but he is good at convincing others. After selling an "innovative invention" to a high-profile but foolish angel investor Fan , Qin becomes a multimillionaire and with his new fortune, he decides to put an end to his bachelor life, advertising online for potential marriage partners, to apply "if you are the one", that is, only if they are sincere. He encounters various candidates, from a homosexual former workmate, a cemetery saleswoman with a thick southern-Chinese accent, a pathological amnesiac , an ethnic minority pecking hen, an asexual widow , an expectant single mother Hsu , and a stock-holding trader. Eventually, he crosses paths with air stewardess Liang Xiaoxiao Shu , who previously had a painful love affair with a married man Fong.