It was first broadcast on January 15, , and originally aired twice a week on Saturdays and Sundays until December Starting from January , it air on Saturday nights at pm. Episodes are also widely distributed online. The show is viewed internationally over the internet and satellite television. The show's popularity and social commentary has drawn attention of academics and foreign media, and after concerns from Chinese regulators in the show's format was tweaked to de-emphasize factors such as financial wealth. On December , it was announced that If You Are the One will be returning to the original format in January for the 10th anniversary celebrations. Huang Han and Huang Lei returns for the celebratory episodes, whilst Chen Ming was announced as Jiang Zhenyu's replacement as guest speaker for the season following the end of the revised format.
In many ways, dating shows became a powerful way to facilitate these changes. 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.
Fei Cheng Wu Rao (????) is a television dating game show on Jiangsu Satellite Television, one of China's most popular TV networks. The show's title, directly translated to "if you're not serious, then don't bother me," reflects the direct and to-the-point attitude that has made the program so popular since it first debuted in early Author: Charles Custer. Feb 27, A new hit dating show in China decided to let parents choose partners for their kids. The first episode of the weekly show Chinese Dating with the Parents is hard to watch if you're a woman. Dec 30, A new hit dating show in China decided to let parents choose partners for their kids. The first episode of the weekly show Chinese Dating aired on Christmas Eve. And it's hard to watch if you Author: Siyi Chen.
Marriage matchmaking has always been an important cultural practice in China. Marriage was viewed as a contract between two households, and it was for the purpose of procreation, not love.
Thought to contribute to peace and stability, it was the dominant custom into the latter half of the 20th century. However, even in the wake of political change and globalization, many families still held the traditional Chinese belief that women, unlike men, belonged in the home, and that their parents had the final say over whom they could marry.
Certain traditions still ruled. The style of the show followed a linear pattern. It was essentially a singles ad broadcast before audience members, who, if interested, could contact the candidate for a date. Despite all the limitations, the show was a groundbreaking depiction of courtship.
It took decisions about love and marriage from the private home to the very public domain of broadcast TV. By the early s, Chinese TV networks found themselves in fierce competition with one another.
Jan 15, Because of China's rigorous college entrance examination, dating is rarely tolerated among high school students. They simply have too much work to do. That doesn't mean that Chinese teens don't have high school crushes or even relationships (mostly secret ones). But in general, Chinese students leave high school with a lot less romantic Author: Charles Custer. Jun 30, Today, dating shows are an important ingredient in China's cultural diet, with popular shows like "If You Are the One" and "One Out of a Hundred" attracting millions of viewers. Feb 16, The format of "Chinese Dating" adheres to Confucian traditions. The show's hostess, Jin Xing, far left, is one of China's most popular entertainment personalities.
Economic liberalization had loosened restrictions for what could appear on the airwaves, but there was now the added pressure of turning a profit.
BEIJING - You are a young Chinese man whose father tells you the most important skill his future daughter-in-law must have is caring for her home and family.
Handsome Chinese Man Gets Rejected On Chinese Dating Show - Hilarious Analysis (ft. Elf Girl)
Your mother rejects a year-old woman as your potential mate because she may be too old to bear children. A Weibo page for the show has been visited million times, and the first three episodes had more than million views online.
Dating shows are not new in China.
Although arranged marriages were discouraged after the fall of the last imperial dynasty in and banned by the Republican government in the s, Chinese millennials, often portrayed as the excessively indulged and protected products of the one-child family policy, now find themselves yielding to parents who are ready to provide them with everything, even a spouse. Zhang Tianshu, a year-old woman from Shenyang who appeared on the show in January, said none of her previous boyfriends had satisfied her mother.
Zhang said in an interview. It featured two successful female entrepreneurs out of the three bachelorettes.
One is stuck in conservative values parents wanting virgins and baby makersand another has become more open-minded like the year-old guy who wanted to defy his mother and choose the year-old divorcee. Some viewers have criticised the show for being overly dramatic and suspect it is scripted, which the producer denied in several interviews.
The dichotomy reflected in the show plays out in my real life.
My family sent me abroad to study and encourages me to be an independent woman.