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Why Australia has fallen bizarrely in love with a Chinese dating show
Skip to content. After the first two seasons, however, it was clear that audiences loved it. 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. And of course, the girls get to ask him questions — personal and often painfully direct questions. On the basis of his answers the female contestants judge the man either worthy or unworthy of a date, and signal their decision by leaving on or switching off a light in front of them. 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.
In Network Ten made a splash with dating show Taken Out. Australians can now find love on China's biggest dating show. There might be hope yet for single Australians looking for romance on their favorite Chinese dating show. One of the Australians who understands the show best is Joe Sweeney, one of a handful of Westerners to have taken part. This is the inside story of how the newly-arrived migrant Vietnamese community was torn apart by crime but fought back. Well -known Australians play detective as they go in search of their family history, revealing secrets from the past. It's also the ultimate triumph of reality television, succeeding in a land where such entertainments would not have been accepted not so long ago.