Then, last winter, my college ex-boyfriend, David, appeared as a contestant on a popular Chinese dating show called He’s been living in Beijing for the past six years, having moved there the summer after our college graduation and our break-up.
We keep in occasional contact, so I knew David had already been on TV a couple times before.
If two women chose the same guy, he got to pick between them—turning the tables and giving us the drama we craved oh, so much.
Prioritizing personality over looks, covered the faces of the 20 bachelors one lucky woman was to choose from.
The masks helped ensure that the bachelorette would make her decision based on internal beauty instead of relying on external attraction, but viewers never got to see who she picked because the show was cancelled after five episodes. Who knew she ventured into the world of romantic reality TV?
long), several other shows have tried to carve out their own space in the genre.
Touting premises like chaining love interests together and offering contestants the chance to date fake Prince Harry, many of these shows carried promise.