These kind of programs are on TV almost for 15 years. People apply there and introduce themselves and explain what are they looking for. If someone likes them, the producer invites him/her to the studio and they start talking with a partition screen between them. That's just for excitement. Some programs let them see each other from the beginning.
But it is not only the ones who want to marry watch these kind of programs. A great amount of people watch them in Turkey because they find it interesting and funny. They wonder what will happen? If the person who says no to everybody will marry or not?
And of course there are some gold diggers! Like this woman who has become so popular after not finding the guy's salary enough for herself.
And there are really weird people on these programs. Here are some of them:
This woman asking man's foot size because she thinks a guy who has big foot will have it big down there too.
There are even people who come from abroad to attend.