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15 Netflix Dating Shows You'll Love (And Hate)

April 14, 2020 259 votes 40 voters15 items

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Love is a beautiful thing. It also makes for wildly entertaining reality television. There's plenty of dating TV series to watch on Netflix, perfect for binge-watching. In the past few years, Netflix has upped its game with original reality TV content. One of the most popular dating realtiy shows on Netflix is Love Is Blind, an innovative take on the concept of "blind dating". The first season was a smash hit, and a few of the couples even remained together years after the show was filmed. But if you'd prefer to stick to the classics, The Bachelor is also available for streaming on Netflix.

This list of dating reality shows streaming on Netflix contains a variety of content. There's the cringe-worthy REA(L)OVE, where each contestant harbours a dark secret that is revealed while they are dating one another. Then there's the refreshingly genuine Dating Around, which showcases a series of first dates that are full of deep conversations. 

Keep reading to learn more about these dating shows on Netflix. Some are bonkers, some are wacky, and a few are actually really sweet. Whether or not you believe in "love at first sight", these reality series will have you hooked from the start. 

  • Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey
    Photo: Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey / Netflix

    This dating show is great for those with a sense of wanderlust. A group of seven men and women pile into a pink bus and set out on a quest to find love. As the strangers journey throughout Asia together, they grow closer to one another. That's when the romance begins. 

    Filled with twists and turns, Ainori Love Wagon: Asian Journey is the go-to reality show for the adventurous spirit. The show returned in 2018 with a second season, this time for an African expedition

    • Actors: Becky, Audrey, Mayuko Kawakita, Shimon Okura
    • Premiered: 2018
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  • Terrace House
    Photo: Terrace House / Netflix

    Terrace House might not be the first thing to come to mind when thinking of reality dating shows. Its lowkey, understated approach to romance means you won't get the kind of explosive fights you'd find on The Bachelor. But it's still fascinating to watch these couples' lives unfold as they live and work alongside each other. 

    Watching Terrace House makes you feel like a fly on the wall in someone else's home. Because it's so chill and laidback, the contestants feel more inclined to act naturally. This is one reality show that actually feels, well... real. 

    • Actors: Reina Triendl, Azusa Babazono
    • Premiered: 2019
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    Back With The Ex

    Back With The Ex
    Photo: Back with the Ex / Seven Network

    Back with the Ex is an Australian dating reality show that focuses on second chances. Every couple on featured in the series has at one point broken up, but they've decided to give it another go, this time on nation-wide television. As these four couples attempt to rekindle their romances, they learn that relationships can be really, really hard. Especially when you already know someone's flaws. 

    Love might not always lead to a happy ending, but Back with the Ex shows us that you can always try again. 

    • Premiered: 2018
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  • The Circle
    Photo: The Circle / Netflix

    Social media plays such a big part of our lives. It's a major tool in how we present ourselves to the world, and that includes potential romantic partners. In The Circle, contestants are isolated in their own apartments, where they're only able to communicate with each other using a social media platform called "The Circle". On The Circle, they can be whoever they choose — a version of themselves, or someone different entirely. 

    Each contestant tries to be the most likable on the platform, and this often happens through flirting. Even though they're not allowed to see each other in person, that doesn't stop certain players from heating things up in the DMs. 

    • Actors: Michelle Buteau
    • Premiered: 2020
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