Alas, no year-old boy with golden locks came dancing around the stage to serenade me and all the other year-old girls. Instead, I heard the words: My days consisted of studying international politics, economics, and law in Chinese. My goal was to work long-term and start a career in China. So with that in mind, I was more focused on my studies and finding a job after graduation than being a reality TV dating show contestant. The last sentence was Tiger Mom approved! As a rule, I try to seize every opportunity that comes my way and take advantage of unique opportunities that present themselves to me.

Meng Fei (host)

E-mail Global Times, May 6, Adjust font size: Surrounded with controversy concerning morality, reality and truth, the latest phenomenon on Chinese TV screens, dating show Feichengwurao If You Are The One is winning the provincial programming ratings game, pipping long time leader Kuailedabenying Joyful Base Camp from its year No. Known for its great variety of participants, including nurses, PhD holders, models, restaurant owners and emergency workers, online forums and chatrooms are rife with the validity of Feichengwurao contestants’ actual professions, ages and identities.

Wang said that the show is a window into Chinese society at large, and that through it, “you can tell what China is thinking about and chasing after. While most of the contestants are in their twenties, there have been instances of male contestants as old as 48 appearing on the show. If You Are the One experienced great popularity in its first broadcast because of its unique approach to dating and the conversations that are often humorous with friendly insults.

The show sought to ‘stretch the limits’ of what could be discussed on Chinese television. Unlike Taken Out, If You Are the One does not rely on audience participation, use of catchphrases and physical attractiveness among male contestants. During this phase several contestants earned notoriety and became internet sensations.

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If you are the one (2014) – funny and nice segment (ENG SUB) p3 非诚勿扰