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The Best Dating TV Shows

Updated November 24, 2020 1.7k votes 200 voters 50.0k views45 items

List RulesVote up your favorite shows that center their storylines on dating - whether they're game shows, reality shows, or docuseries.

The very best dating shows on television, ranked from best to worst. This list of the greatest dating shows also includes pictures from the shows when available. Popular dating TV shows have been a staple of television for years, so there's often debate about what the most entertaining dating show of all time is. Don't let your favorite dating television programs in history get to the bottom of the list- be sure to vote them up so they have the chance to reach the top spot. The list of dating television shows below includes information like the program's cast, creator and premiere date when available.

Everything from The Bachelor to Momma's Boys is included on this list.

This list answers the questions, "What is the best dating show of all time?" and "What are the greatest dating shows?"
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    Paradise Hotel
    9
    3

    Paradise Hotel

    Kristin Cavallari, Amanda Byram

    Premiered2003

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    Shipmates
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    Millionaire Matchmaker
    43
    70

    Millionaire Matchmaker

    Patti Stanger, Destin Pfaff

    Premiered2008

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    Dating in the Dark
    31
    51

    Dating in the Dark

    Sarah Harding

    Premiered2009

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    Room Raiders
    37
    64

    Room Raiders

    Tim-Ryan O'Kane, Tom Oberdick

    Premiered2004

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    The Dating Game
    22
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    The Dating Game

    Chuck Woolery, Brad Sherwood

    Premiered1965

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    The Bachelorette
    27
    58

    The Bachelorette

    Chris Harrison

    Premiered2003

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    The Bachelor
    30
    64

    The Bachelor

    Chris Harrison, Brad Womack

    Premiered2002

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    Blind Date
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    Blind Date

    Roger Lodge, Ava Cadell

    Premiered1999

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  • 10
    The 5th Wheel
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    Take Me Out
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    Parental Control
    10
    41

    Parental Control

    Shawn Turner, Anant A.J. Jiemjitpolchai

    Premiered2005

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    Next
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    Next

    Lorin Eric Salm, Michael McKinley

    Premiered2005

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    The Other Half
    9
    54

    The Other Half

    Dale Winton

    Premiered1997

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  • 15
    Singled Out
    8
    57

    Singled Out

    Carmen Electra

    Premiered1995

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  • 16
    After Love
    6
    45

    After Love

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    Date My Mom
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    Momma's Boys
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  • 19
    Perfect Match
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  • 20
    Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too

    Premiered2010

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  • 21
    12 Corazones
    4
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    12 Corazones

    Edward'O, Shahram Fayaz

    Premiered2005

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  • 22
    I Wanna Marry Harry
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  • 23
    Beauty and the Geek
    5
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    Beauty and the Geek

    Mike Richards, Sam Horrigan

    Premiered2005

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    The Undateables
    5
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    The Undateables

    Sally Phillips

    Premiered2012

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    Who Wants to Marry My Dad?
    2
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    Who Wants to Marry My Dad?

    Mario Lopez, Heidi Mueller

    Premiered2003

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