Female dating show host
Despite its limitations, the show signified another ‘great leap forward’, revolutionising the way marriage-seeking was conducted in China.With the acceleration of marketisation and globalisation in the 1990s, the situation began to change.We’d love to see this one make a comeback – but spa vacations would have to replace a new washer and dryer, for sure.Host: Anderson Cooper Years on TV: 2001 – 2004; 2008 The Mole had a great thing going during its first two seasons on the air with host Anderson Cooper.
Whether intentional or not, dating shows have also boosted their ratings because of media criticism of the attitudes of some hosts and contestants.
Hosts: Chuck Woolery (1983-1995), Pat Bullard (1998-1999) Years on TV: 1983-1995; 1998-1999 Super-suave Chuck Woolery hosted Love Connection, a different take on The Dating Game, where contestants would select their match from three potential dates.
The audience voted on which date they thought was the perfect match and the contestant would reveal his/her choice.
And for the government, they are a target for surveillance.
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.