Are you the one chinese dating show
Most of the talking was done by the host, Meng Fei, and two co-hosts, Huang Lei (an actor) and Huang Han (a psychology professor), on whether our personalities were compatible.This might conceivably have something to do with the matchmaker figure in Chinese legend, 月老 (Yuè Lǎo – the old man on the moon), a god who joins couples in marriage.On the show, it looks as if I could speak fluent Chinese.In reality, this was an effect created in the editing room, and nearly every question I was asked had to be either repeated or translated into English by one of the more experienced foreigners on the show.To be honest, though, I was more nervous about speaking Chinese than anything!In the week after the show was broadcast, I did get recognised and asked for photos a couple of times in the city centre.Even the name of the show in Chinese 非诚勿扰 (Fēi chéng wù rǎo), emphasises the cultural difference – the phrase actually means ‘serious inquiries only’.
Robbie Stanley-Smith tells us what he discovered during his moment in the spotlight.
On the Chinese show, called If You Are The One, instead of filming successful contestants on a date, a sponsorship deal with a travel agency gives you an all-costs-paid (and TV-camera-free) four-day holiday in the Maldives, one of the world's leading honeymoon destinations.
The show seemed to emphasise a long-term arrangement, with many of the questions revolving around the topic of marriage. ’ was a question that prompted some earnest debate.
Suddenly the entire set starts to rotate around me and my insides begin to melt.
I feel like I'm trapped inside a Transformer which has just woken up.