Speed dating shows are of the hottest TV programs in China. On stage there are a dozen ladies, waiting for male guests to appear one by one. Ladies who don’t like a man guest can simply switch off the light in front of each of them. A man must be lucky that the girl he likes is of the ladies who keep the lights on till the end of a session. Several TV stations producing and airing such shows once or twice a week — hundreds of millions of Chinese are watch dozens of people speed dating.

Doudouyou lets everyone participate in such a show or watch it anytime, anywhere. Even more, the mobile app enables audiences chat, with text or voice messages, about a session real-time.

Doesn’t it sound like the lucrative online music show business? Like YY Music which let the live music show on TV happen online anytime. And any performer can attend such a show by simply creating a YY account.

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com