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The Worst Dating Shows

Updated February 3, 2021 2.0k votes 222 voters 19.0k views64 items

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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  • Date My Mom1
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    Date My Mom

    Debora Bradley, Jaclyn Bradley Palmer

    Premiered2004

    Date My Mom is a television dating show airing on the music channel MTV and produced by...  more
  • A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila2
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    A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila

    Tila Tequila, Amanda Ireton

    Premiered2007

    A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila is an American reality television dating game show similar to...  more
  • Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire?3
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    Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? was a Fox network reality show in which a...  more
  • I Wanna Marry Harry4
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    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
  • For the Love of Ray J5
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    For the Love of Ray J

    Ray J, Brandi Burnside

    Premiered2009

    For the Love of Ray J is a dating show on VH1 featuring hip hop singer Ray J. The program has...  more
  • Megan Wants a Millionaire6
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    Megan Wants a Millionaire

    Megan Hauserman, Rob Locke

    Premiered2009

    Megan Wants a Millionaire is an American reality television show on VH1 in which former Rock...  more
  • Rock of Love with Bret Michaels7
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    Rock of Love with Bret Michaels

    Bret Michaels, Big John Murray

    Premiered2007

    Rock of Love with Bret Michaels is an American reality television dating game show. It stars...  more
  • Temptation Island8
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    Temptation Island

    Mark L. Walberg

    Premiered2001

    Temptation Island (USA Network, 2019) is an American reality television series based on the...  more

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  • Millionaire Matchmaker9
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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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  • Flavor of Love10
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    Flavor of Love

    Flavor Flav, Dion Graham

    Premiered2006

    Flavor of Love is an American reality television dating game show starring Flavor Flav of the...  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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  • A Double Shot at Love12
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    A Double Shot at Love

    Erica Mongeon, Victoria Mongeon

    Premiered2008

    A Double Shot at Love is an American reality television dating game show which first aired...  more
  • Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too13

    Premiered2010

    Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too is an American reality television dating game show that...  more
  • The Bachelorette14
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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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  • I Love New York15
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    I Love New York

    Tiffany Pollard, Mauricio Sanchez

    Premiered2007

    I Love New York is a reality television series that first aired on VH1. It features Tiffany...  more

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  • Parental Control16
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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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  • Daisy of Love17
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    Daisy of Love

    Daisy de la Hoya, Riki Rachtman

    Premiered2009

    Daisy of Love is an American reality television dating show which stars Daisy de la Hoya, the...  more
  • Dating In The Dark18
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    Dating In The Dark

    Rossi Morreale

    Premiered2009

    Dating in the Dark is a reality show created in the Netherlands where 3 single men and 3...  more
  • Momma's Boys19
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    Momma's Boys

    Lauren Potter, Misty Alli

    Premiered2008

    Momma's Boys is an American reality television series on the NBC network, executive produced...  more
  • Baggage20
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    Baggage

    Jerry Springer, Rob Marrocco Jr.

    Premiered2010

    Baggage is an American dating game show hosted by Jerry Springer and broadcast by Game Show...  more
  • 12 Corazones21
    21
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    12 Corazones

    Edward'O, Shahram Fayaz

    Premiered2005

    12 Corazones is a Spanish-language dating game show produced in the United States for the...  more
  • It Takes a Church22
    It Takes a Church is an American dating reality game show hosted by Natalie Grant and...  more
  • The Littlest Groom23
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    Premiered2004

    The Littlest Groom was a reality television miniseries that aired for two episodes on the Fox...  more

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  • Next24
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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....  more

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  • Beauty and the Geek25
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    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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