Dating in the dark australia after the show
The concept is simple: One male contestant faces 24 single women.The jovial host, Meng Fei, might invite the guy to demonstrate a special talent, play testimonials from his friends and family or show him being interviewed backstage.One female contestant, for example, asked Sweeney if he would consider moving in with her parents in Beijing, a practice not uncommon in China.“I had to think hard to figure out how to handle that one,” he says.If any lights are left on by the end of the round, the male candidate chooses between the willing women and takes one of them on a vacation. ‘If You Are The One’ is loosely based on a show called ‘Taken Out’ that first aired in Australia in 2008.
” another chirpily asks her plump admirer, who is visibly bewildered.For Chinese contestants and their parents, such diversity might not be easy to take.Australian candidate Joe Sweeney left the show without a date when the woman he had chosen rejected him, saying her parents might not approve of a relationship with a foreigner.Luckily for him, he was eventually spared from answering this delicate question on air.
When he returned home, Sweeney never expected the show would be a hit in Australia.Its makers, Jiangsu Satellite TV, now bill it as the world’s biggest dating show.