If you are the one china dating show

‘If You Are The One’ — in Chinese, ‘Fei Cheng Wu Rao’ — has become an unlikely hit for Australia’s youth-oriented SBS2 channel since the network decided to start broadcasting it with English subtitles in 2013.

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The six-year-old Chinese dating show, hosted by TV star Meng Fei, is a cultural phenomenon in China, with a viewing audience of up to 50 million people per episode.

The country’s most popular dating show, which runs for an hour and a half, features single guys introduced to 24 single female contestants with the hopes of scoring a date.

, which is a film directed by Feng Xiaogang that shares the TV show's title in Chinese, but is not actually related to the show in any way.

Single men appear one by one on stage before a group of 24 women, each standing behind a podium with a light on it.

The less cryptic version would be "If you are not sincere, then don't waste my time." The English equivalent would be something like "Serious inquiries only." Here are the rules of the show as I understand them: Anyway, my wife enjoys watching the show.

Me less so, seeing as I don't understand Mandarin beyond being able to count to one hundred and maybe a dozen other vocabulary words.

At any point, if a woman decides she's not interested in him, she can turn off the light on her podium which triggers a heart-sinking electronic pulse sound to communicate her rejection.

Ugly, or otherwise unappealing, guys are often rejected by most or all of the women quite quickly.

(非诚勿扰) is a television dating game show on Jiangsu Satellite Television, one of China's most popular TV networks.

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