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The Best Dating TV Shows

Updated November 24, 2020 1.7k votes 202 voters 50.1k 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 Hotel1
    10
    3

    Paradise Hotel

    Kristin Cavallari, Amanda Byram

    Premiered2003

    Paradise Hotel (Fox, 2019) is an American reality television program created by Howard... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Undateables2
    7
    0

    The Undateables

    Sally Phillips

    Premiered2012

    The Undateables is a British reality documentary show that has aired on Channel 4 since 3... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • I Wanna Marry Harry3
    I Wanna Marry Harry is a television program.Amazon buy button
  • Beauty and the Geek4
    7
    1

    Beauty and the Geek

    Mike Richards, Sam Horrigan

    Premiered2005

    Beauty and the Geek is a reality television series that is an international franchise, the U.S... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Shipmates5
    Shipmates is an American syndicated television show that ran for two seasons from 2001 -... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Millionaire Matchmaker6
    44
    70

    Millionaire Matchmaker

    Patti Stanger, Destin Pfaff

    Premiered2008

    The Millionaire Matchmaker is an American reality television series on Bravo that premiered on... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Dating in the Dark7
    32
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    Dating in the Dark

    Sarah Harding

    Premiered2009

    Dating in the Dark is a dating game show that has been airing on Sky Living since 9 September... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Room Raiders8
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    Room Raiders

    Tim-Ryan O'Kane, Tom Oberdick

    Premiered2004

    Room Raiders is a "dating/reality" series on MTV.Amazon buy button
  • The Dating Game9
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    The Dating Game

    Chuck Woolery, Brad Sherwood

    Premiered1965

    The Dating Game is an ABC television show. It first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Bachelorette10
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    The Bachelorette

    Chris Harrison

    Premiered2003

    The Bachelorette (ABC, 2003) is an American reality television dating game show, and a spinoff... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • The Bachelor11
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    The Bachelor

    Chris Harrison, Brad Womack

    Premiered2002

    The Bachelor (ABC, 2002) is an American dating and relationship reality television series... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Blind Date12
    27
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    Blind Date

    Roger Lodge, Ava Cadell

    Premiered1999

    Blind Date is an American dating game show. Hosted by Roger Lodge, the series was distributed... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • The 5th Wheel13
    The 5th Wheel is an American dating reality series that aired in syndication from 2001 to... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Take Me Out14
    Single women searching for love hope to find a match in this fast-paced and unpredictable... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Parental Control15
    12
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    Parental Control

    Shawn Turner, Anant A.J. Jiemjitpolchai

    Premiered2005

    Parental Control is a heavily scripted "pseudo-reality" program produced by MTV. The two... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Next16
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    Next

    Lorin Eric Salm, Michael McKinley

    Premiered2005

    Next is a dating game show produced by Kallissa Productions which ran on MTV from 2005–2008.Amazon buy button

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  • The Other Half17
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    The Other Half

    Dale Winton

    Premiered1997

    The Other Half was a dating game show on BBC One, which ran from 7 June 1997 to 2 February... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Singled Out18
    10
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    Singled Out

    Carmen Electra

    Premiered1995

    Singled Out is a game show that ran on MTV from 1995 to 1998. Each episode featured a group of... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • After Love19
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    After Love

    After Love is a 2009 South Korean reality dating show.Amazon buy button
  • Date My Mom20
    Date My Mom is a television dating show airing on the music channel MTV and produced by... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Momma's Boys21
    Momma's Boys is an American reality television series on the NBC network, executive produced... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Who Wants to Marry My Dad?22
    4
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    Who Wants to Marry My Dad?

    Mario Lopez, Heidi Mueller

    Premiered2003

    Who Wants To Marry My Dad was a NBC-produced reality show that aired in the summer of 2003 and... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • 23
    4
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    Please Marry My Boy

    Please Marry My Boy is an Australian reality television series which premiered on the Seven... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button
  • Flirty Dancing24
    4
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    Flirty Dancing

    Jenna Dewan, Jordan Tripp

    Premiered2019

    Flirty Dancing (Fox, 2019) is an American reality television series. Strangers each learn half... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button

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  • Perfect Match25
    Perfect Match was an American game show hosted by Bob Goen and announced by Johnny Gilbert,... more on WikipediaAmazon buy button