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The Best Dating Shows from the 2000s

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In the 2000s, TV shows in general were interesting because the world of entertainment was changing drastically, and it translated onto our television screens in unique fashion. As reality TV became more popular and easier to produce, a whole new slate of shows took us behind the scenes of the love lives of normal people and celebrities alike.

Regardless of the decade, dating shows are always interesting when presented in some type of preposterous format. So the decade's new take on "reality" was destined to result in some of the best TV shows of the 2000s. Don’t get it twisted, while some of these TV shows were legitimately good, others were so bad that they managed to be good. No matter what, you watched them week in and week out, desperate to see what would become of the stars.

Without further ado, these are the glorious dating series from the previous decade. Vote up your favorite 2000s dating show to make sure it stays at the top.
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    It was The Bachelor  + Bret Michaels, and it was so entertaining that it resulted in a slew spinoffs. Thank God.
    • Actors: Bret Michaels, Big John Murray, Heather Chadwell
    • Premiered: July 10, 2007
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    Blind Date

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    The Roger Lodge-hosted series sent two strangers on a blind date, followed them with cameras, and added joke bubbles and funny subtitles along the way for the viewer's amusement. If you've ever seen two people having a first date in a coffee shop, you know how awkward and completely fascinating it can be.
    • Actors: Roger Lodge, Ava Cadell, Jerry G. Angelo |
    • Premiered: 1999
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    Tiffany Pollard AKA New York, was first introduced to the world on season one of Flavor of Love. She was also on season two of that show, but when it ended, she was clearly entertaining enough to be the star of her own series.
    • Actors: Tiffany Pollard, Mauricio Sanchez
    • Premiered: January 8, 2007
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    Change of Heart

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    Change of Heart was an interesting concept in which current couples were matched up with new people and sent out on separate dates. Afterward, they'd discuss their current relationship and how their date went. At the end, they'd decide whether they wanted to stay together or if they'd had a "change of heart." Because that's not a recipe for disaster or anything.
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