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. ‘If You Are The One’ is loosely based on a show called ‘Taken Out’ that first aired in Australia in 2008.
Now, people are more curious; that was necessary for the show to be a success.”An influx of Asian immigrants has made Australia an increasingly multiethnic country.
The number of Australian residents born in China doubled over 10 years, rising from about 200,000 in 2004 to almost 450,000 in 2014.
“I had to think hard to figure out how to handle that one,” he says.
Luckily for him, he was eventually spared from answering this delicate question on air.
While the concept was successfully exported to several other countries, the Australian original was a flop. Meanwhile in China, the show exploded after its launch in 2010, reportedly attracting up to 50 million viewers per episode.