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.
More expats in China are using dating apps to diversify their social circles and romantic options.
(Handout) When Yu Hongna, a 24-year-old graduate student in English language and literature, told her mom she was dating a British guy, her mother was wary.
“She warned me not to be deceived by a foreigner’s honey tongue, and they can be bad guys,” said Yu.
Among the most popular apps, both for Chinese and foreign singles, are Tantan, Momo and Skouts.
Sun Yang, a public relations director from Momo, told Metropolitan that they have seen more expats using their dating app over the past few years, though they didn't have any statistics detailing their number of foreign users.