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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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For the Love of Ray J is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Rock of Love with Bret Michael... is listed (or ranked) 6 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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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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Megan Wants a Millionaire is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Love Games: Bad Girls Need Lov... is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Daisy of Love is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Parental Control is listed (or ranked) 12 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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A Double Shot at Love is listed (or ranked) 13 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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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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Baggage is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Room Raiders is listed (or ranked) 16 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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The Love Machine is listed (or ranked) 17 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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My Antonio is listed (or ranked) 18 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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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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Momma's Boys is listed (or ranked) 20 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 Bachelor is listed (or ranked) 21 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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I Love New York is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Flavor of Love is listed (or ranked) 23 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) 24 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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It Takes a Church is listed (or ranked) 25 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