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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! You can even re-watch some of these dating programs on Netflix! 

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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Stargirl803 added MTV's Are You the One?

The Best Shows Currently on the Air The Best Princess Movies

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The Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
The Bachelor Chris Harrison, Brad Womack, Sean Lowe

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The Bachelorette is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
The Bachelorette Ben Sandford

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Blind Date is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
Blind Date Roger Lodge, Ava Cadell, Jerry G. Angelo |

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The Bachelor Pad is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
The Bachelor Pad

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The Dating Game is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
The Dating Game Chuck Woolery, Brad Sherwood, Jim Lange

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Beauty and the Geek is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
Aya1 added Beauty and the Geek Mike Richards, Sam Horrigan, Nicole Morgan

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Love Connection is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
CharleneTeska added Love Connection Chuck Woolery

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Temptation Island is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
Temptation Island Mark L. Walberg, Mandy Lauderdale, Billy Cleary

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Next is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
Next Lorin Eric Salm, Michael McKinley, Jamieson Hill

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Flavor of Love is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
Flavor of Love Flavor Flav, Dion Graham, Tiffany Pollard

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Parental Control is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows

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Room Raiders is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
Room Raiders Tim-Ryan O'Kane, Tom Oberdick, Jesse Wolter

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Dating in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
Dating in the Dark Sarah Harding

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Rock of Love with Bret Michael... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
Rock of Love with Bret Michaels Bret Michaels, Big John Murray, Heather Chadwell

The Best Reality TV Shows Ever The Funniest TV Characters of All Time

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Singled Out is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
Singled Out Carmen Electra

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Love in the Wild is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
Teresah Lynn Harder added Love in the Wild Jesse Wilson, Jenny McCarthy, Darren McMullen

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Take Me Out is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows

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A Shot at Love with Tila Tequi... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila Tila Tequila, Amanda Ireton, Brandi Ryan

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Bachelor in Paradise is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows

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Paradise Hotel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
Paradise Hotel Amanda Byram, Mark Thompson

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I Love New York is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
I Love New York Tiffany Pollard, Mauricio Sanchez

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Date My Mom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows

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Average Joe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
Average Joe Melana Scantlin, Jason Peoples, Adam Mesh

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For Love or Money is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
For Love or Money Ben, Rachel Veltri, Steve Alten

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Dismissed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows

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The 5th Wheel is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
Jason Noyes added The 5th Wheel

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Joe Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
Joe Millionaire Evan Marriott, Paul Hogan, Zora Andrich

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Match Made in Heaven is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
EsiahDavis added Match Made in Heaven Ahn Jae-wook, Lee Joo Hyun

13 Cringeworthy Reality TV Show Fails The Worst Things Men Say to Women on Their Period

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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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For the Love of Ray J is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
For the Love of Ray J Ray J, Brandi Burnside, Joanna Hernandez

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The Cougar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows

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Who Wants to Marry My Dad? is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
Who Wants to Marry My Dad? Mario Lopez, Heidi Mueller

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It Takes a Church is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
CharleneTeska added It Takes a Church

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Age of Love is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
Age of Love Mark Philippoussis^! Mark Consuelos^! Amanda Salinas

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49 238
Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
Ochocinco: The Ultimate Catch Joshua Funk, Ochocinco

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Momma's Boys is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows

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12 Corazones is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Dating Reality Shows
wwior added 12 Corazones Edward'O, Shahram Fayaz, Penelope Menchaca