This is not, he hastens to add, because he has lost any affection for the TV stalwart, which boasts around 6m viewers.
Where you might once have gone to a pub and found a spark with someone unexpected, you're now more likely to be picking partners from a checklist underpinned by hidden prejudices and delusions.
There was a startling experiment in which the subjects, a mixed group of all backgrounds were kitted out with glasses to track their eyeball movements and then thrust into a roomful of similarly mixed, attractive people.
Men married women of the same ethnic make-up as their mothers, women married men in the ethnic image of their fathers. They homed in very swiftly on the ways in which modern partner-hunting was actually limiting people's choices and corralling them into strict, ethnic boxes.
The latter idea might seem ridiculous but IS LOVE RACIST?
This Pacific archipelago has long been one of the world's great melting-pot societies, where people of Polynesian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese and other European heritages intermingle and where more than a quarter of people identify as being of mixed ethnicity. THE DATING GAME (C4) made free use of what is, today, a pretty hefty accusation throughout its look at modern matchmaking.