The show sought to 'stretch the limits' of what could be discussed on Chinese television.
Unlike Taken Out, If You Are the One does not rely on audience participation, use of catchphrases and physical attractiveness among male contestants.
Jiangsu Television station has promised to appeal the ruling.
Despite the changed format, the show remains extremely popular.
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).
In the initial format of the show, the contestants reported things such as their annual earnings, their material possessions, etc.
During this phase several contestants earned notoriety and became internet sensations.
Female contestant Ma Nuo became a media interest after her controversial remarks to a male contestant that she would "prefer to cry in a BMW" than laugh riding on the back of a bicycle.
One male contestant, a son of a businessman, was rejected by all 24 women on one episode for egregiously showing off his sports cars and bank statements instead of his life and interests.
The gameplay of the special episodes was the same as the normal episodes.
Another series of 1vs24 specials was aired between March 4 and March 25, 2017.
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.
Moreover, the original reel of the show must undergo heavy editing before airing depending on length and number of contestants present.
Meng Fei will continue as host of the revised format of the show.