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The Best Dating Reality Shows

Updated May 5, 2021 21.0k votes 5.0k voters 612.8k views99 items

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

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 fan, consider voting on these lists of the best reality competition shows, reality dramas, cooking competition TV shows and medical shows.

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    Are You the One?

    Terrence J, Ryan Devlin
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    Love Island UK

    Laura Whitmore, Caroline Flack
    Love Island (ITV2, 2015) is a British dating reality series created by Richard Cowles, and a...  more
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    Too Hot to Handle

    Desiree Burch
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    Love Island US

    Arielle Vandenberg

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    Bachelor in Paradise

    Chris Harrison
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    The Bachelorette

    Chris Harrison
    The Bachelorette (ABC, 2003) is an American reality television dating game show, and a spinoff...  more

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    The Bachelor

    Chris Harrison, Brad Womack
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    Ex on the Beach

    Cory Wharton, Paulie Calafiore
    Ex on the Beach (MTV, 2018) is an American reality series inspired by the British show. Cast...  more
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    Temptation Island

    Mark L. Walberg
    Temptation Island (USA Network, 2019) is an American reality television series based on the...  more

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    90 Day Fiancé

    Nicole Nafziger, Azan Tefou
    90 Day Fiancé (TLC, 2014) is an American reality documentary series.The series follows couples...  more
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    Love Connection

    Chuck Woolery
    Love Connection is an American television game show, hosted by Chuck Woolery, in which singles...  more

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    The Bachelor Pad

    Chris Harrison, Bobby Trendy
    Bachelor Pad is an elimination-style two-hour American reality television game show that...  more
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    Blind Date

    Roger Lodge, Ava Cadell
    Blind Date is an American dating game show. Hosted by Roger Lodge, the series was distributed...  more

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    First Dates

    Drew Barrymore
    First Dates (NBC, 2017) is an American reality television show based on the British show....  more
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    Paradise Hotel

    Kristin Cavallari, Amanda Byram
    Paradise Hotel (Fox, 2019) is an American reality television program created by Howard...  more

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    Baggage

    Jerry Springer, Rob Marrocco Jr.
    Baggage is an American dating game show hosted by Jerry Springer and broadcast by Game Show...  more
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    Beauty and the Geek

    Mike Richards, Sam Horrigan
    Beauty and the Geek is a reality television series that is an international franchise, the U.S...  more

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    90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days

    Darcey Silva, Angela Deem
    90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days (TLC, 2017) is an American documentary reality series. The...  more

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    Flavor of Love

    Flavor Flav, Dion Graham
    Flavor of Love is an American reality television dating game show starring Flavor Flav of the...  more

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    Indian Matchmaking

    Sima Taparia
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    Love Connection

    Andy Cohen
    Love Connection (Fox, 2017) is a reality dating show hosted by Andy Cohen, and a revival of...  more
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    The Dating Game

    Chuck Woolery, Brad Sherwood
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    Love on the Spectrum

    Brooke Satchwell
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