How did an English Language Assistant from the UK working in China suddenly find himself before an audience of millions?
Robbie Stanley-Smith tells us what he discovered during his moment in the spotlight.
The show's popularity and social commentary has drawn attention of academics and foreign media, and after concerns from Chinese regulators in 2011 the show's format was tweaked to de-emphasize factors such as financial wealth.
“If You Are the One" is currently the most-viewed dating show in the Chinese-speaking world.
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Available content includes video clips, TV show clips, music videos, short and documentary films, audio recordings, movie trailers and other content such as video blogging, short original videos, and educational videos.
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The show gained a cult following in Australia, after hitting screens in 2013, pitting one male suitor against 24 women, with the ability to show disinterest by merely turning off a light and expressing their distaste with uncensored honesty.
It was first broadcast on January 15, 2010, and originally aired twice a week on Saturday and Sundays until December 2014.
From January 2015 to March 2017, It aired on Saturday nights at pm on Jiangsu TV.
More or less immediately, the man picks one of them in secret that appeals to him.
Then, through conversation with the show's host and a series of videos including interviews with his friends, family, and coworkers, the man reveals more about himself, his life, and what he's looking for in a mate.