Reality TV The Worst Dating Shows  

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A list of the absolute worst dating shows of all time, ranked by TV fans everywhere. This list has the most awful dating shows in television history, from celebrity dating shows, to game show style dating shows. Which are the absolute worst dating shows that have ever aired on television? While most shows about finding love have a few terrible elements, the horrible dating shows on this list are the all around worst.

The dating shows that are featured on this list include only the most embarrassing and degrading ones. The shows where girls and guys get trashed, make fools of themselves, and say ridiculous things, all in the name of finding love. We hate to break it to them, but it's not likely that any of the contestants on these bad TV dating shows are really there "for the right reasons."

Series on this list include popular titles such as Rock of Love with Bret Michaels, Temptation Island, The Littlest Groom, I Wanna Marry Harry, and Who Wants to Marry A Multi-Millionaire? Vote up the dating shows below that you think are the worst of all time, or add any truly terrible dating shows that aren't already on the list.
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A Shot at Love with Tila Tequi... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Tila Tequila, Amanda Ireton, Brandi Ryan A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila is an American reality television dating game show similar to the TV show The Bachelor. It premiered on October 9, 2007 on MTV starring Tila Tequila. The series ...more

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Date My Mom is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Date My Mom is a television dating show airing on the music channel MTV and produced by Kalissa Productions. The series premiered on November 15, 2004 and ended in 2006. An 18- to 24-year-old ...more

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Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Mil... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Anna Agatka, Kate Barnett, Alycia Benn Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? was a Fox network reality show in which a multi-millionaire named Rick Rockwell married the contest winner, Darva Conger, on television. The show was ...more

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I Wanna Marry Harry is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
I Wanna Marry Harry is a television program.

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Rock of Love with Bret Michael... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Bret Michaels, Big John Murray, Heather Chadwell Rock of Love with Bret Michaels is an American reality television dating game show. It stars Bret Michaels, the lead singer from the band Poison. The show closely resembles its sister show ...more

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For the Love of Ray J is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
WarrenMitchell added Ray J, Brandi Burnside, Joanna Hernandez For the Love of Ray J is a dating show on VH1 featuring hip hop singer Ray J. The program has a format similar to Flavor of Love, I Love New York, and Rock of Love. In reference to the series, ...more

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Temptation Island is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Mark L. Walberg, Mandy Lauderdale, Billy Cleary Temptation Island is an American reality television program broadcast on Fox in which several couples agreed to live with a group of singles of the opposite sex, in order to test the strength of ...more

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Millionaire Matchmaker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Patti Stanger, Destin Pfaff, Rachel Federoff 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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Daisy of Love is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
WarrenMitchell added Daisy of Love is an American reality television dating show which stars Daisy de la Hoya, the runner-up of the VH1 reality dating show Rock of Love 2. The show premiered on April 26, 2009, at ...more

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Room Raiders is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Tim-Ryan O'Kane, Tom Oberdick, Jesse Wolter Room Raiders is a "dating/reality" series on MTV.

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Love Games: Bad Girls Need Lov... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Bret Ernst Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too is an American reality television dating game show that premiered on Oxygen on March 16, 2010. It is the second spin-off of Bad Girls Club. Three "bad ...more

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Megan Wants a Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
WarrenMitchell added Megan Hauserman, Rob Locke Megan Wants a Millionaire is an American reality television show on VH1 in which former Rock of Love contestant Megan Hauserman has seventeen wealthy single men compete for her love. The show ...more

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Parental Control is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
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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Next is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Lorin Eric Salm, Michael McKinley, Jamieson Hill Next is a dating game show produced by Kallissa Productions which ran on MTV from 2005–2008.

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A Double Shot at Love is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
A Double Shot at Love is an American reality television dating game show which first aired weekly on MTV from December 9, 2008 to February 3, 2009. It is a spin-off of A Shot at Love with Tila ...more

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My Antonio is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
WarrenMitchell added Antonio Sabàto, Jr. My Antonio is a reality television show about Antonio Sabàto, Jr. as he tries to find his true love. Single women arrive in Hawaii to compete for Antonio's love. The competition adds ...more

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I Love New York is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
WarrenMitchell added Tiffany Pollard, Mauricio Sanchez I Love New York is a reality television series that first aired on VH1. It features Tiffany Pollard, who is on a quest to find her true love. This series is a spin off of another relationship ...more

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Momma's Boys is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Momma's Boys is an American reality television series on the NBC network, executive produced by Ryan Seacrest and Andrew Glassman, which centers on a group of mothers who must help choose the ...more

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The Bachelorette is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Ben Sandford The Bachelorette is a spin-off from the American competitive reality dating game show The Bachelor. In its January 2003 debut on ABC, the first season featured Trista Rehn, the runner-up date ...more

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The Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Chris Harrison, Brad Womack, Sean Lowe The Bachelor is an American reality television dating game show debuting in 2002 on ABC. For all seasons, the show is hosted by Chris Harrison. There are three related series: The Bachelorette, ...more

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The Love Machine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
The Love Machine The Love Machine was a British dating show hosted by Chris Moyles and Stacey Solomon. It aired on Sky Living in the UK from 11 March 2012 to 1 March 2013.

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Real Chance of Love is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
WarrenMitchell added Kamal Givens, Ahmad Givens, Brian Fitzpatrick Real Chance of Love is an American reality television dating game show featuring two brothers, Ahmad "Real" Givens and Kamal "Chance" Givens, of the rap group The ...more

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The Littlest Groom is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Dani Behr The Littlest Groom was a reality television miniseries that aired for two episodes on the Fox network in 2004. Modelled on The Bachelor, the miniseries followed salesman Glen Foster, a 4'5" ...more

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Flavor of Love is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Flavor Flav, Dion Graham, Tiffany Pollard Flavor of Love is an American reality television dating game show starring Flavor Flav of the rap group Public Enemy. While not a direct spin-off, the show was a result of Brigitte Nielsen and ...more

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12 Corazones is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Edward'O, Shahram Fayaz, Penelope Menchaca 12 Corazones is a Spanish-language dating game show produced in the United States for the television network Telemundo since January 2005, based on its namesake Argentine TV show format The show ...more

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Dating In The Dark is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Rossi Morreale Dating in the Dark is a reality show created in the Netherlands where 3 single men and 3 single women move into a light-tight house getting to know each other and form bonds in total darkness.

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It Takes a Church is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
It Takes a Church is an American dating reality game show hosted by Natalie Grant and broadcast by Game Show Network. The show travels to multiple churches across the country looking for single ...more

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Perfect Match is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Perfect Match was an American game show hosted by Bob Goen and announced by Johnny Gilbert, which aired from January 13 to September 12, 1986 in syndication. The game featured three married ...more

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The 5th Wheel is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
The 5th Wheel is an American dating reality series that aired in syndication from 2001 to 2004. The show was initially hosted by comedian Aisha Tyler, but when Tyler left after completing the ...more

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After Love is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
After Love After Love is a 2009 South Korean reality dating show.

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Streetmate is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Holly Willoughby, Davina McCall Streetmate was a reality dating game show that first aired on Channel 4 from 30 October 1998 to 9 March 2001, hosted by Davina McCall, and then aired on ITV2 from 27 September to 18 October ...more

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The Bachelor Pad is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
The Bachelor Pad

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The Other Half is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Dale Winton The Other Half was a dating game show on BBC One, which ran from 7 June 1997 to 2 February 2002. It was hosted by Dale Winton who is known for his fame in Supermarket Sweep.

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Beauty and the Geek is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Mike Richards, Sam Horrigan, Nicole Morgan 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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Blind Date is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Roger Lodge, Ava Cadell, Jerry G. Angelo | 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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Loveland is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
The Dating Game Show Cilla Black Loveland is a cancelled British dating game show that was due to be aired on Sky One in 2011. The show would have been similar to old dating show, Blind Date 20th Century but with a 21st-century ...more

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Love Island is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Love Island is a daily British reality television programme. In the show, twelve single celebrities spent five weeks on an island in Fiji. Viewers would vote for the couple they would like to ...more

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The Newlywed Game is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Bob Hilton, Charlie O'Donnell, Johnny Jacobs The Newlywed Game is an American television game show that pits newly married couples against each other in a series of revealing question rounds to determine how well the spouses know or do not ...more

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Bachelor Pad is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Chris Harrison, Bobby Trendy, Mark Curry Bachelor Pad is an elimination-style two-hour American reality television game show that debuted on August 9, 2010 on ABC. The show features contestants from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, ...more

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Baggage is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Jerry Springer, Rob Marrocco Jr., Fox Cellars Baggage is an American dating game show hosted by Jerry Springer and broadcast by Game Show Network. The original series premiered on April 19, 2010, airing for four seasons. A spin-off series, ...more

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The Dating Game is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Worst Dating Shows
Chuck Woolery, Brad Sherwood, Jim Lange 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