Best New Dating Reality Shows You Can Watch on the Web
What have you been binge-watching recently? Ever since the pandemic, everybody’s been stuck at home with nothing to do, (that is, unless you’re into crafts or love to cook). Several people had to take home work, making them still have a rather busy schedule even while spending most days inside their houses. Not to mention, several single people had to raincheck meeting new people in hopes of feeling that extra spark of romance.
Fortunately, you can still find romance on TV. Forget ‘Netflix and chill’!
From hopeless romantics such as ourselves, this is our gift to you. A reality dating shows list from our favorites for an amorous and fun experience on your next binge-watching schedule.
10 New Dating Reality Shows: Will They Find Love?
Ah, the scent of kilig is in the air. If you don’t know what that word means, go search it. It’s a word to definitely add to your romantic and sweet-talking vocabulary. Admittedly, as you scroll through these various reality TV dating shows, you may see some older ones that have already been in the business longer but are renewed for a new season. Don’t worry, we also have a dash of new series added in our list.
Check it out:
1. Love Island
2. Dating Around
3. Love is Blind
Admittedly, when we first saw this last year, it was definitely one of those shows that had an interesting premise like 6 Hour Match. The love hopefuls are put inside pods across each other and start the courting process. After a session of trying to woo each other, they get engaged and start their real journey of having a relationship. The show’s takeaway is its focus in starting relationships founded on emotional connection rather than physical attraction, a factor that most reality shows use as a basis. So, if you value emotional connection over physical attraction, we suggest you give Love is Blind a try.
4. 6 Hour Match
5. Too Hot to Handle
This is a contrast to the shows listed in items 3 and 4 because it is focused on the physical attractiveness of their contestants. Basically, there are 10 males and females who are all incredibly attractive and horny. Indeed, it’s what the producers use as initial bait. New viewers will be quick to assume that love comes easy in this show, thanks to the contestants’ genetic gifts.
But that is not the case. Participants are not allowed to have any sexual contact from kissing or go further than that for four whole weeks. If they manage to get through the entire month without sexual contact, the remaining contestants get to split $100,000 among each other. Otherwise, they get a deduction for every intimate and steamy act that any of the contestants commit. Despite its initially surface-level take on dating, the show does play on the premise of putting their contestants in this show for rehabilitation and creating deeper emotional connection with the people involved.
6. Married at First Sight
As the name suggests, it’s kind of like an arranged marriage thing going on where participants are married to a stranger they barely know. They meet their groom or bride on the day of the wedding itself, and that’s when things start to get shaky and exciting. Will either of them back out or will they choose to continue and see where the relationship goes? Chimed with wedding bells, the good old ‘Will they, won’t they’ arrangement serves as the charm of this adult reality dating series.
7. 90 Day Fiancé
8. The Circle
9. Back with the Ex
People typically bawl their eyes out on sad endings, especially when relationships do not pan out. Back with the Ex tries to remedy that by getting exes to try and rekindle their love with a set of activities and challenges and see whether the fire will be rekindled, or the decision to end the relationship was truly for the best.
Catfish is unlike the typical romantic, saccharine-induced reality dating show smothered with rose petals and soft lighting effects. Instead, it slaps reality hard on the viewers. Its host, Yaniv Schulman helps their “clients” figure out whether the person they are dating online is in for something real or not. It’s an entertaining show to binge if you’re someone who prefers to look at love from a realistic perspective, minus the over-the-top lovestruck lenses.
That concludes our list of the best dating reality shows on the web for you to watch. Have fun getting your hearts filled with kilig from finding new couples to ‘ship’, or wallow in the heartache of watching your favorite couple part ways. Which of these shows are you most excited to watch? Be sure to share your verdict with us!
Happy binge-watching from the Love Verified team!