China most popular dating show
It’s not always about finding love so much as it is about finding a potential marriage partner who fits with one’s own ideals.
For example, although many men get married without a house and a car, Chinese women will often say that they’re looking for these things because that’s the sort of person who probably has a stable career and will be able to provide for her and their future children in the long-term. As one contestant on China’s most popular dating show put it, "I’d rather cry in a BMW than laugh on a bicycle." Every parent is different, of course, but in general Chinese parents expect to be more involved in their children’s relationships.
On the same show, a female contestant named Lou Yao also made a bold statement saying, “Do not talk to me, unless you are rich.” So much for love conquerring all.
It’s not uncommon for parents and grandparents to set their children up on blind dates with suitable matches they’ve found.
If their child’s significant other doesn’t meet with the parents’ approval, continuing the relationship will be very difficult.
Recently, an ordinary looking businessman from Wenzhou who stood 160 cm tall appeared on the stage of Wei Ai Xiang Qian Chong.
All the female contestants quickly snubbed him, literally turning their heads away.“I'd rather be sitting inside a BMW and crying than sitting on a bicycle and smiling,” says Beijing girl Ma Nuo on the stage of China's most popular reality dating TV show, Fecheng Wurao (非诚勿扰, “If You Are the One”).