The show's popularity and social commentary has drawn attention of academics and foreign media, and after concerns from Chinese regulators in 2011 the show's format was tweaked to de-emphasize factors such as financial wealth.“If You Are the One" is currently the most-viewed dating show in the Chinese-speaking world.Wang said that the show is a window into Chinese society at large, and that through it, "you can tell what China is thinking about and chasing after." The show's focus was intended to be young professionals.While most of the contestants are in their twenties, there have been instances of male contestants as old as 48 appearing on the show.Fifteen years ago, that was a question that had zero cultural significance.Now you can’t watch a single dating show without hearing it come out of the mouth of someone who's had too much red wine.
According to Beijing-based CSM Media Research, the audience ratings for Fei Cheng Wu Rao - which as of May 22, 2013 had screened a total of 343 episodes - were 2.77 percent of television viewers, or 36 million, twice as many as the nearest competitor for that timeslot.The pair drew inspiration from the Taken Out format, however when the rights for that show were instead won by a rival network, If You Are the One was launched instead.It was first broadcast on January 15, 2010, and originally aired twice a week on Saturday and Sundays until December 2014.Since January 2015, It currently airs on Saturday nights at 8 pm on Jiangsu TV.In 2013, the show began broadcasting on SBS Two in Australia, in an hour-long version with English subtitles provided by SBS.
If You Are the One has been a ratings success in China and is now the highest-rated show for Jiangsu TV. The show is viewed internationally over the internet and satellite television.