Here’s a little reminder of a typical Blind Date exchange: FEMALE HOT SEAT CONTESTANT: “Contestant 3: If you were a cloud... ” MALE CONTESTANT NO 3: “Well, my friends would definitely tell you that I'm a very... Once in a while, a handful of audience members would smile so enthusiastically that they actually exploded.
As today’s line-up – mostly cross-dressers and people who’ve had sex with them – pull each others’ hair and throw punches, Springer interjects amusing asides to much cheering from the audience.
Studying the development of television dating shows helps to understand how the concept of love and marriage in China has changed, and how the shows are helping bring about that change.
Dating shows began emerging as a new form of marriage matchmaking in China in the late 1980s.
For singles, they are a platform for seeking potential spouses.
For the mass audience, they are a topic for gossip.