The revised program scrubbed contestant information such as bank account information and salaries etc.Also omitted is the 'final opinions' on a departing male contestant from the women; previously this part of the show was especially prone to pointed insults and ridicule.If You Are the One experienced great popularity in its first broadcast because of its unique approach to dating and the conversations that are often humorous with friendly insults.The show sought to 'stretch the limits' of what could be discussed on Chinese television.Moreover, the original reel of the show must undergo heavy editing before airing depending on length and number of contestants present.Despite the changed format, the show remains extremely popular.Lauren revealed Erik would send her insulting gifts in an attempt to improve her looks.'One year, he gave me a birthday card with a cheque for ,000 and in the envelope there was a breast augmentation brochure,' she revealed.
The series is an apparent attempt to compete with the Australian public's desire for wild dating show concepts such as Married At First Sight.
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.
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.
In January 2016, as a result of a Chinese judge ruling that the show's name "Fei Cheng Wu Rao" infringed another individual's copyright who owned the same name as the show, the producers temporarily changed the name of the show to "Yuan Lai Fei Cheng Wu Rao" (although the English name seems to have stayed the same).