Problem is, to many it seems like these Chinese reality dating shows might be more about money than love.Although the tight connection between love and money is not new (in China or anywhere else in the world), the public nature of the bold statements and actions of the xiang qin (相亲, reality dating shows) contestants is getting people across China talking.Recently, an ordinary looking businessman from Wenzhou who stood 160 cm tall appeared on the stage of Wei Ai Xiang Qian Chong.All the female contestants quickly snubbed him, literally turning their heads away.Most services also encourage members to add photos or videos to their profile.Once a profile has been created, members can view the profiles of other members of the service, using the visible profile information to decide whether or not to initiate contact."There is evidence that had physically adapted to the cold, but they probably also had to be doing something in terms of behavior to handle the cold of a glacial period in northern China," she said.
Members can constrain their interactions to the online space, or they can arrange a date to meet in person.
Corresponding author at: MLR Key Laboratory of Metallogeny and Mineral Assessment, Institute of Mineral Resources, Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences, 26 Baiwanzhuang Road, Xicheng District, Beijing 100037, China.
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