New BBC dating show to be based on arranged marriage methods
A NEW BBC TWO television show will employ arranged marriage methods to help find partners for contestants. Aneela Rahman, described as Asia’s answer to Cilla Black, will present the dating show, entitled Arrange Me A Marriage.
Speaking to The Times, Mrs Rahman comments, ‘For many non-Asians meeting someone is quite random, in a bar or club, but you wouldn’t buy a house or car drunk so why would you expect to find a life partner like that?’
Contestants will be matched by the same criteria used for an arranged marriage: class, education, family, goals and earnings. Mrs Rahman will be given one month to find each contestant their perfect partner based on the criteria, and will then arrange a traditional Asian-style introduction for the couple.