Dating is not what it once was many years ago, and this article will shed some light on how it has changed over the years. Gone are the days where the woman is reliant on the man for financial purposes. Society is progressing towards an equal partnership, one that is more open and liberal. Many years ago, the emphasis on dating was more on courtship. Gender roles have changed with time, and as a result of this, so have the steps for dating.
With a viewing audience of up to 50 million per episode, this popular Chinese dating show is a cultural phenomenon. A lone male suitor has to impress a panel of 24 single women, who can then register their interest or disinterest in the man through the use of their podium lights. Season 1 contains 13 episodes. Season 2 contains 14 episodes. Season 3 contains 33 episodes.
It was first broadcast on January 15, , and originally aired twice a week on Saturdays and Sundays until December Starting from January , it air on Saturday nights at pm. Episodes are also widely distributed online. The show is viewed internationally over the internet and satellite television. The show's popularity and social commentary has drawn attention of academics and foreign media, and after concerns from Chinese regulators in the show's format was tweaked to de-emphasize factors such as financial wealth.