New chinese dating show
President Hu Jintao warned of the influence of Western culture as the decision was announced. It's filmed on a stage with one male bachelor and 24 female candidates.The women stand at individual podiums and use their podium lights to indicate interest in dating the bachelor in question.
If selected, I'll be the first American Caucasian female to compete, which could prove interesting since Caucasian female/Chinese male relationships are rare and sometimes thought of as rather taboo by parents who stereotype Western females as provocative.
I even comfortably integrated into my friend’s non-English speaking family for the week of Chinese New Year in her hometown of Jilin, a small Tier 3 city.
I joined in games of ping-pong, shopped for fireworks, and prepared dumplings and numerous family dinners. Some concepts remain incomprehensible to me no matter how hard I try to grasp them.
As they watch video snippets about the candidate's life and listen to him exchange banter with the witty host, the women decide whether to keep their podium lights on or switch them off, effectively dropping out of the running.
(Of course there are other twists and turns to the elimination process, described here.)So how did I first get mixed up in this dating show phenomenon?