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The Best Dating TV Shows

Updated February 16, 2021 1.1k votes 203 voters 50.3k views40 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
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    Paradise Hotel

    Kristin Cavallari, Amanda Byram

    Premiered2003

    Paradise Hotel (Fox, 2019) is an American reality television program created by Howard...  more
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  • The Undateables2
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    The Undateables

    Sally Phillips

    Premiered2012

    The Undateables is a British reality documentary show that has aired on Channel 4 since 3...  more
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  • I Wanna Marry Harry3
    8
    2

    I Wanna Marry Harry

    Matthew Hicks, Paul Leonard

    Premiered2014

    I Wanna Marry Harry (Fox, 2014) is an American reality dating series created by Danny Fenton....  more
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  • 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
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  • Shipmates5
    9
    8

    Shipmates

    Chris Hardwick

    Premiered2001

    Shipmates is an American syndicated television show that ran for two seasons from 2001 -...  more
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  • Millionaire Matchmaker6
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    Millionaire Matchmaker

    Patti Stanger, Destin Pfaff

    Premiered2008

    The Millionaire Matchmaker is an American reality television series on Bravo that premiered on...  more
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  • Dating in the Dark7
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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
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  • Room Raiders8
    Room Raiders is a "dating/reality" series on MTV. The show features three men or women who has...  more
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  • 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
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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
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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
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  • Blind Date12
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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
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  • The 5th Wheel13
    21
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    The 5th Wheel

    Aisha Tyler

    Premiered2001

    The 5th Wheel is an American dating reality series that aired in syndication from 2001 to...  more
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  • Take Me Out14
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    Take Me Out

    George Lopez

    Premiered2012

    Single women searching for love hope to find a match in this fast-paced and unpredictable...  more
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  • Parental Control15
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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
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  • The Other Half16
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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
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  • Singled Out17
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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
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  • Who Wants to Marry My Dad?18
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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
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  • Please Marry My Boy19
    4
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    Please Marry My Boy

    Ada Nicodemou

    Premiered2012

    Please Marry My Boy is an Australian reality television series which premiered on the Seven...  more
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  • The Proposal20
    2
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    The Proposal

    Jesse Palmer, Ellen K

    Premiered2018

    The Proposal (ABC, 2018) is an American reality dating series by hosted by Jesse Palmer, a...  more
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  • Married at First Sight: The First Year21
    1
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    Married at First Sight: The First Year

    Cortney Hendrix, Jason Carrion

    Premiered2015

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  • Fairy Tale22
    0
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    Fairy Tale

    Nelson Tomé

    Premiered2003

    Fairy Tale is a Canadian LGBT dating television series. Hosted by Nelson Tomé and produced by...  more
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  • Coupled23
    1
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    Coupled

    Terrence J

    Premiered2016

    Coupled (Fox, 2016) is an American reality show co-created by Mark Burnett. A dozen single...  more
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  • First Dates24
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    First Dates

    Drew Barrymore

    Premiered2017

    First Dates (NBC, 2017) is an American reality television show based on the British show....  more
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  • Promposal25
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    Promposal

    Destini, Josh

    Premiered2017

    Promposal (MTV, 2017) is a reality show that explores the creative, romantic, and outlandish...  more
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