Recently, TV dating shows produced by some of Chinas provincial satellite TV stations have become very popular. With the success of Jiangsu Satellite TVs If You Are the One, some other TV stations have been making their own dating programs. These programs have generated debate among the viewers.
Some audiences think that these programs may have a bad effect on young people. They are worried about the money worship showed by a few female participants. Watched by millions, one female participant from Beijing once rejected a suitor by saying that she would rather cry in a BMW than smile on a bicycle. Some other audiences support these programs. They hold that no TV shows can fully reflect social reality and that the money worship of a few participants does not represent mainstream Chinese society. People daring to express their love values in public should be considered as social progress.
In my opinion, the popularity of the TV dating programs can be employed as an opportunity to advocate positive values of love and marriage. After all, most people disapprove of the idea of money worship. (184 words)