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Combined with parents’ claims of how well female contestants would be taken care of, or of the houses offered to male contestants if they would marry and move to the family’s city, the show at times seemed to be facilitating a business transaction.

Zhang lost his father at a young age, was raised exclusively by his mother, and was the favorite pick of female contestant Liu Xinling.

I personally didn’t care for her overly-cutesy language and unsubtle name-dropping even before her age came to light, so I think it was a combination of all three. The word “dowry” might have been a bit more up front.

Two of the fathers on the same episode then spent a great deal of time talking with another male contestant not about his suitability for their respective daughters, but rather how they could join his business and who would be the more beneficial partner for him.

When parents get involved, as they are wont in this show, they fall over themselves to ensure their child gets the best marriage partner possible.

With so much at stake, all sense of artiface is discarded.

A contestant from the first episode was rejected for holding a master’s degree, deemed too high when compared to her potential boyfriend’s level of education, while in the second episode one woman worries in the side room that a male contestant won’t have a higher degree than her, a fear not echoed by any male contestant.

Many people love to marry someone more intelligent, more accomplished than themselves, but exceptions abound in China. One female contestant on the first episode was passed over by a set of parents for being 40-years-old and divorced.

Any woman pursuing a postgraduate education is unlikely to finish before 25, giving her only a brief window to find a partner if she so desires before she passes the imaginary threshold.