China dating tv show
Appearing in the first episode, she walks on stage holding a bowl of soup that she cooked herself.
All of the parents seemed impressed with her beauty and credentials until they discovered that she’s 40 years old and has a son from a previous relationship.
After a brief introduction, the parents take turns asking tough questions before determining whether the contestant is a good match for their child.
Once they have given their approval, the two will meet face-to-face for the first time and begin their dating journey.
However, a reality show doesn’t always become popular for the all the right reasons.
Many viewers complain that the show is “backwards” and “sexist”.
Indeed, most of the bachelors’ families openly admit that the most important qualities in a woman are ”to produce the next generation”, “take care of the husband” and “manage the household”.A lot of netizens claim to be outraged by the new programme and some say it should be renamed ‘Chinese Traditions and Prejudices’.“The girls are mature, understanding, ambitious, and responsible, but the boys are spoiled, so they never grow up,” one wrote on weibo.In the first episode, the aunt of a bachelor rattles off a list of qualities a woman should possess to be considered marriage material: “She must have good health; a kind heart; be hard working; good at managing finances.
She must also be able to endure hardship and do manual work.” At this point her nephew quietly adds, “She also needs to be beautiful and elegant”. Good looks are not enough to sustain a family,” his aunt retorts.And now – in addition to public parks – a new reality dating show has brought parentally-engineered matchmaking to the centre stage.