The Best Dating Reality Shows TV Programs

The Best Dating Reality Shows

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List Criteria: Which shows make you want more of the hair-ripping drama and the fleeting love?

The best dating reality shows offer viewers the unique perspective of watching singles trying to find the perfect mate. Dating tv shows are nothing new, but they're nearly always entertaining. Some of the most squirm-worthy moments in dating awkwardness are often seen on reality shows. Do the contestants ever find true love? Not usually, but that sure doesn't mean we won't watch them try and try again! Be sure to vote for your favorite dating reality shows and vote down the dating shows you absolutely can't stand. Also, if you know of a reality dating show that's missing, add it to the list!

One of the earliest dating reality shows was 'The Dating Game,' a show that featured one bachelorette grilling a trio of prospective suitors. What was the catch? The people looking for dates could hear the contestants' answers to their questions, but they couldn't *see* them. Dating reality shows now are all about high drama and lots of tears. Oh how reality dating shows have changed.

By far one of the most popular formats for the best dating reality shows is that of ABC's 'The Bachelor' and 'The Bachelorette.' On these dating shows, one person meets an interacts with numerous potential mates over a period of several weeks. One by one, the hopeful suitors are eliminated, until only one remains. Typically, the final contestant then gets a proposal. Do these relationships last? Not usually. The most recent 'Bachelorette' hot couple, Emily Maynard and Jeff Holm, just broke off their much-publicized engagement. So much for "true" love...

What are the best dating reality shows? Enjoy this list of the greatest reality TV dating shows ever, and don't forget to vote! And, if you're a reality TV addict, consider voting on these lists of the best reality competition shows, reality dramas, cooking competition TV shows and medical shows.

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    MTV's Are You the One? is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows

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    MTV's Are You the One?

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    Ben Sandford

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    Chuck Woolery, Brad Sherwood, Jim Lange

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    Roger Lodge

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    The Bachelor Pad is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows

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    Jillian Beyor, Scarlet Garcia, Tyson Mao

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    Mark L. Walberg, Tom Adams

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    Chuck Woolery

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    Flavor Flav

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    Sarah Harding

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    Bret Michaels, Kevin Martin, Megan Hauserman

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    Tila Tequila, Amanda Ireton, Dani Campbell

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    Ben, Rachel Veltri, Steve Alten

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    Tiffany Pollard, Mauricio Sanchez

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    Larissa Meek, Brian Worth, Melana Scantlin

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    Match Made in Heaven is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows

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    Match Made in Heaven Ahn Jae-wook, Lee Joo Hyun

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    Paul Hogan, Sarah Kozer, Alex McLeod

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    The Cougar is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows

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    The Choice is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows

    The Choice

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    It Takes a Church is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows

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    Mario Lopez, Heidi Mueller

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    Mark Consuelos, Jodie Fisher

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