Most of you who never participated in reality shows (and carry truckloads of regret) are unaware of the lurking truths behind most of them. In case you are inspired by these reality dating shows and have made the contestants the heroes of your life, you better think again. Imagine agreeing to participate in shows, like Love is Blind or The Bachelor, and then doing all that’s you see on them, even when you were not ready in the first place (true for many). Maybe then you’ll sense what ‘martyrdom’ means. However, if luck is with you, blessings in the form of a few Instagram sponsorships might just happen. Thus, the shows seem to be unnecessary, but with life’s highs and lows surrounding us, these shows might just be what we need to get ourselves charged up. Check out these reality dating shows that are streaming big at present.
Love Is Blind
Netflix, as always, surprises us in more ways than one, and 2020 was no different. The premise of the show, Love is Blind, is something like this – 30 singles were meant to spend 10 days on a set and go for blind dates in pods that were segregated using a glass wall. After ten days, the participants should be engaged with someone in the shows or have to leave right away.
The couples would be allowed to meet in person or even go for mushy, romantic trips and honeymoons after getting engaged. It will also begin the 3-week countdown period for the wedding. It’s only at the altar that we find out if they would actually tie the knot in the presence of everyone, including family and friends, or not. It is kind of messy because of the heightened drama it contains, but the show has been successful so far and the second season is likely to be over this year.
Too Hot to Handle
A dating show in every sense, Too Hot to Handle is the rip-off of Love Island. Netflix is indeed the undisputed ruler (in most ways) when it comes to entertainment! This show is another major contributor to the amusement factor where a total of 15 attractive contestants are brought to a majestic villa.
The real twist is that they can’t touch each other without the ‘$100,000 communal prize pot’ getting withered. It’s actually ridiculously fun, laden with drama, and bold (if not mushy) too. In case you are thinking to watch it, you’d like to know that two more seasons of the show just got confirmed.
It wouldn’t be a mistake to term this show as tame, for second-hand embarrassment might not sit well with everyone! Every contestant in the show is sent for five standard blind dates.
Each episode airs the dates and you would be glued to each one of them. Once all the five dates are over, the main participant then selects his or her favorite person for the second date. The awkwardness of the first date stays for some time, but the romance builds up with time. At present, seasons 1 and 2 are streaming.
If anything stays memorable in the history of dating shows, it is The Bachelorette. It has been a weekly ritual that people all over the world have followed religiously. Most of the viewers term it as a must-watch for the 2 hours it streams every week. The show is so addictive that once you start watching it, you can’t get away before it’s over.
The popular show, close to 16 seasons now, has been so effectively led by Chris Harrison that there’s no sign of its popularity diminishing. The drill, as most people know, is that 30 guys compete for only one female’s heart and soul.
This is not different from the previously-mentioned show except that it is just the reverse. Instead of 30 guys who competed for one woman, here females would pursue one hunk. The show scores great on both drama and tension. Also, the second series came right after the first season’s immense popularity.
If you felt The Bachelor was all about time and commitment, then Love Island is what you must check out. The show airs every weeknight (with more than 50 episodes per season), and they are different for America, Australia, and the UK audiences. The series is all about singles living inside a villa to discover love and pairing off for multiple challenges. Every winning couple receives a $65,000 prize, but the 50 hours of your life are gone forever.
Catch up on these shows if you haven’t yet, especially if you are looking for some real-world dating tips.