One out of 100 chinese dating show
For comparison's sake, America's popular dating show pulls 21% of the national population.
), China’s most famous dating show and one of China’s most popular television shows in general.
So popular it's watched by roughly 300 million people -- the entire population of the US -- each week.
In this case the credit goes to a good friend of mine here in China, where I've been living for nearly three years as a retail market analyst.
Knowing my adventurous nature, this friend recently convinced me to apply to be one of 24 girls vying to win the heart of a Chinese stud and a ticket for two to Hawaii.
A week later, I found myself spitting out the most complicated Mandarin I’ve ever spoken during a screening interview to appear on the show.
If selected, I'll be the first American Caucasian female to compete, which could prove interesting since Caucasian female/Chinese male relationships are rare and sometimes thought of as rather taboo by parents who stereotype Western females as provocative.