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List Rules Shows near the top must be only the best Dating TV series.

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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The Dating Game is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows
Chuck Woolery, Brad Sherwood, Jim Lange

Premiered: 1965

The Dating Game is an ABC television show. It first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s through the 1980s. ABC dropped ...more

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Paradise Hotel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows
zoe-krainik added Paradise Hotel Kristin Cavallari, Amanda Byram, Mark Thompson

Premiered: 2003

Paradise Hotel (Fox, 2019) is an American reality television program created by Howard Davidson and Phil Roberts. Each week, contestants pair off and share hotel rooms together, with the ...more

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#61 of 160 The Best Reality Competition Series #177 of 293 The Best Reality TV Shows Ever #61 of 63 The Best TV Reboots & Revivals

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Blind Date is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows
Blind Date Roger Lodge, Ava Cadell, Jerry G. Angelo |

Premiered: 1999

Blind Date is an American dating game show. Hosted by Roger Lodge, the series was distributed by Universal Worldwide Television. It was later distributed by NBCUniversal.

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#419 of 571 TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time #211 of 293 The Best Reality TV Shows Ever #55 of 59 The Worst Dating Shows

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The Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows
Chris Harrison, Brad Womack, Sean Lowe

Premiered: 2002

The Bachelor (ABC, 2002) is an American dating and relationship reality television series created by Mike Fleiss. A single bachelor dates multiple women over several weeks, narrowing them down ...more

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All the Couples from The Bachelor: Where Are They Now? #51 of 150 The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time #123 of 160 The Best Reality Competition Series

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The Bachelorette is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows
Chris Abraham added Chris Harrison

Premiered: 2003

The Bachelorette (ABC, 2003) is an American reality television dating game show, and a spinoff of The Bachelor. A single bachelorette dates multiple men over several weeks, narrowing them down ...more

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The Biggest Scandals In Bachelor And Bachelorette History #56 of 150 The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time #128 of 160 The Best Reality Competition Series

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Beauty and the Geek is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows
Mike Richards, Sam Horrigan, Nicole Morgan

Premiered: 2005

Beauty and the Geek is a reality television series that is an international franchise, the U.S version is shown on The CW. It has been advertised as "The Ultimate Social Experiment" ...more

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#443 of 571 TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time #47 of 160 The Best Reality Competition Series #197 of 293 The Best Reality TV Shows Ever

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The Undateables is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows
The Undateables Sally Phillips

Premiered: 2012

The Undateables is a British reality documentary show that has aired on Channel 4 since 3 April 2012 and is narrated by Sally Phillips. A fourth series started broadcast on 5 January 2015. The ...more
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Take Me Out is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows

Premiered: 2012

Single women searching for love hope to find a match in this fast-paced and unpredictable dating series hosted by entertainer George Lopez. Each week, in front of a studio audience, brave ...more

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#153 of 160 The Best Reality Competition Series #18 of 41 The Very Best British Reality Shows, Ranked #38 of 84 The Best Dating Reality Shows

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Shipmates is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows

Premiered: 2001

Shipmates is an American syndicated television show that ran for two seasons from 2001 - 2003. Reruns later ran on the cable channel Spike TV. The show was created by Hurricane Entertainment and ...more

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#40 of 150 The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time #48 of 59 The Worst Dating Shows #65 of 84 The Best Dating Reality Shows

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I Wanna Marry Harry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows
zoe-krainik added

Premiered: 2014

I Wanna Marry Harry is a television program.
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Flirty Dancing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows
Jenna Dewan, Jordan Tripp

Premiered: 2019

Flirty Dancing (Fox, 2019) is an American reality television series. Strangers each learn half of a dance routine, then meet for the first time on a blind date where they dance together without ...more

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#23 of 41 The Best Dance TV Shows #24 of 84 The Best Dating Reality Shows

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Please Marry My Boy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows
spongebuddymac0 added Please Marry My Boy

Premiered: 2012

Please Marry My Boy is an Australian reality television series which premiered on the Seven Network on 30 January 2012. The show is hosted by Ada Nicodemou and produced by Granada Media ...more
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Who Wants to Marry My Da... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows
spongebuddymac0 added Mario Lopez, Heidi Mueller

Premiered: 2003

Who Wants To Marry My Dad was a NBC-produced reality show that aired in the summer of 2003 and 2004. The point of the show was to have the children pick out a new bride for their father to ...more

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#64 of 150 The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time #68 of 84 The Best Dating Reality Shows #15 of 26 The Best Dating Game Show TV Shows

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The Proposal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows
The Proposal Jesse Palmer, Ellen K, Michael Neely

Premiered: 2018

The Proposal (ABC, 2018) is an American reality dating series by hosted by Jesse Palmer, a former NFL quarterback and the season 5 Bachelor. Ten single contestants compete in a series of ...more
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The Bachelor Presents: L... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows
Chris Harrison

Premiered: 2020

The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart (ABC, 2020) is a dating competition singing reality show hosted by Chris Harrison. 20 single men and women embark on an incredible journey to find ...more
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Parental Control is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows

Premiered: 2005

Parental Control is a heavily scripted "pseudo-reality" program produced by MTV. The two directors, Brendon Carter and Bruce Klassen, have also created other MTV shows. In Asia, this ...more

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The Most Inappropriate Things Anyone Said On MTV's Parental Control #102 of 150 The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time #15 of 59 The Worst Dating Shows

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Find Love Live is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows
Sukanya Krishnan

Premiered: 2020

Find Love Live (TLC, 2020) is a late-night dating television series hosted by Sukanya Krishnan. Viewers are invited to call in and log on immediately to try to win the hearts of the featured ...more

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#145 of 150 The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time #51 of 59 The Worst Dating Shows #59 of 84 The Best Dating Reality Shows

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Ainori Love Wagon: Afric... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows
Karina Maruyama, Becky, Ryo Kato

Premiered: January 30, 2020

Ainori Love Wagon: African Journey (Netflix, 2020) is the second installment in the Japanese reality series, and a reboot of the 1999 series. Searching for true love, seven men and women board a ...more

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#231 of 293 The Best Reality TV Shows Ever #80 of 84 The Best Dating Reality Shows #190 of 294 The Best New TV Shows Of 2020

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Love Life is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows
Anna Kendrick, Zoe Chao, Sasha Compère

Premiered: 2020

Love Life (HBO Max, 2020) is a romantic comedy anthology television series created by Sam Boyd. The series follows a different person each season from their first romance until their last

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#124 of 295 The Best Female-Led TV Shows #51 of 78 The Best Romantic Comedy TV Shows #42 of 65 The Best Anthology TV Shows, Ranked

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Too Hot to Handle is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows

Premiered: 2020

Too Hot to Handle (Netflix, 2020) is a reality television dating game show. The series follows ten singles as they travel to find love and $100,000. However, while on the island, the contestants ...more

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Who Is Your Favorite 'Too Hot to Handle' Cast Member? #140 of 150 The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time #157 of 160 The Best Reality Competition Series

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Singled Out is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows
Keke Palmer, Joel Kim Booster

Premiered: 2020

Singled Out (Quibi, 2020) is a dating competition game and reboot of the MTV series of the same name hosted by Keke Palmer and Joel Kim Booster. Hooking up a new generation of singles, of all ...more

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#40 of 84 The Best Dating Reality Shows #45 of 294 The Best New TV Shows Of 2020 #35 of 53 The Most Exciting Reality Shows Ever Made

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Labor of Love is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows
Kristy Katzmann

Premiered: 2020

Labor of Love (Fox, 2020) is a reality dating television series hosted by Kristin Davis. Labor of Love focuses on Kristy Katzmann, a 41-year old, smart, successful and beautiful career woman who ...more

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#94 of 150 The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time #207 of 293 The Best Reality TV Shows Ever #42 of 84 The Best Dating Reality Shows

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Millionaire Matchmaker ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows
Patti Stanger, Destin Pfaff, Rachel Federoff

Premiered: 2008

The Millionaire Matchmaker is an American reality television series on Bravo that premiered on January 22, 2008, and is hosted by Patti Stanger. The Millionaire Matchmaker follows Patti Stanger, ...more

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Dating in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows
Dating in the Dark Sarah Harding

Premiered: 2009

Dating in the Dark is a dating game show that has been airing on Sky Living since 9 September 2009. It was narrated by Scott Mills for series 1 and 2, then Sarah Harding took over as presenter ...more

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#88 of 150 The Dumbest Reality Shows of All Time #34 of 84 The Best Dating Reality Shows

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Room Raiders is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Dating TV Shows
Tim-Ryan O'Kane, Tom Oberdick, Jesse Wolter

Premiered: 2004

Room Raiders is a "dating/reality" series on MTV.

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