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Cao Kefan (曹可凡), presenter of Shanghai's Dragon TV claims a large part of these dating shows is just staged acts.
“All the contestants are actors or models, they were carefully selected to attend the show, and they have scripts,” says Cao in a Chinese TV conference.
“It's not about really finding a match, but rather having a debate, a staged debate.” Cao continues that he believes that views expressed by these shows are meant to clash and don’t actually represent mainstream society values.
“I'd rather be sitting inside a BMW and crying than sitting on a bicycle and smiling,” says Beijing girl Ma Nuo on the stage of China's most popular reality dating TV show, Fecheng Wurao (非诚勿扰, “If You Are the One”).
Since it first aired across China, Feicheng Wurao, which is produced by Jiangsu Satellite TV, one of China's regional commercial TV stations, has become one of the most popular shows in China.