Skip to content. 'If You Are the One' is holding a mirror up to western dating culture, and winning hearts across the world. Am I the one?
Earlier this year, Twitter user touchmybobby posted a string of meme-style screenshots from a very relatable Chinese dating show. With a viewing audience of up to 50 million per episode, this popular Chinese dating show is a cultural phenomenon. A lone male suitor has to impress a panel . At the beginning of last November, a Chinese teacher and colleague at my school sent me a message on WeChat the Chinese near-equivalent of WhatsApp asking if I was looking for a girlfriend in China.
With a viewing audience of up to 50 million per episode, this popular Chinese dating show is a cultural phenomenon. A revamped format of the dating show has hit our screens and it does not If You Are the One (IYATO) is back and it's better than ever. China's most popular matchmaker drops some truth bombs on your broken heart. M eng Fei has a tip for candidates looking to succeed on the long-running Chinese dating show he hosts, If You Are the One.
It was first broadcast on January 15,and originally aired twice a week on Saturdays and Sundays until December Starting from Januaryit air on Saturday nights at pm. Episodes are also widely distributed online.
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. Best viewing ever. SBS has been delivering If You Are The One goodness for a few years. The network is now fuelling our obsession with. 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
Of course, some things could never change, and those who love watching the girls throw shade can rest easy as that element is still very much present. The report said that the show will be having a 'Singapore' special edition, and that it has already started its search for participants here.
Dating can be hard. You go out there and try your best, but for whatever reason, things don't always click with that other person. And that's if.
If a male candidate joining the Chinese dating show “If You Are The One” isn't rich, handsome, manly and successful (read: perfect) enough.