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There’s something about reality dating shows that we just can’t get enough of. until the big twist: a fifth, obnoxious person (or… If that’s not dating show gold, we just don’t know what is. This has been determined via extensive interviews with family members and friends, personality tests and professional matchmakers. had the most ridiculous premise ever: the single dater goes on dates with three moms who try and convince him/her to date their son/daughter. This cultural phenomenon was, dare we say it, actually a fascinating character study. A “millionaire” is looking for love among several hopeful women. Because President Clinton had such a good personality?
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But they all went about it in different ways, and each show was more ridiculous than the next.
There was just something about watching awkward or super confident young adults try to navigate the obstacles of the show to attempt to meet someone they clicked with.
BUT NEITHER SIDE KNOWS SHE’S BISEXUAL until the end of the first episode. The thing is, Tila Tequila was so effing annoying that we actively rooted against her. , but both women were choosing from the same pool of male and female contestants. If the guy he chose was straight, the straight guy would win $25K and James would win nothing but a broken heart. And next thing you knew, you were actually watching , not as background noise or anything, but literally on the edge of your seat being like, “THERE’S NO WAY THEY’RE GOING TO STAY TOGETHER, IS THERE?! But seriously, another show about dating and whether or not to stay with your mate? Is there anything more romantic than a conveyor belt? But is there actually anything romantic about dating shows, DEFINITELY not. At the end of the show, the last lady standing learns the truth — and if she chooses him despite his bank account, the show surprises them with a hefty $1 million dollar check. And the problem wasn’t that his pool of eligible bachelorettes were made up of other little people and women of average stature. And you just can’t air a show where one of the finalists is a murder IRL. She’s terrible, and her rules for love are outdated, sexist, and all-around horrible. , except instead of voting for their favorite singer, America votes on total strangers’ MARITAL STATUSES. To help them sort it all out, the dude’s mothers also live in the house, and do their best to influence their son’s decisions. Luckily, one of the moms was totally racist and anti-semitic, so it was at least fun to watch her be like “Not the Jewish girl! And then he proceeded to choose the skinniest one of the bunch as the winner. Since women are notoriously known for judging men based only on their appearance (and not the other way around!
If the final guy James choose was gay, they’d both win cash and some crazy prize package. This is the one show title that you HOPED wasn’t literal. And then there’d be Chris Jagger and these two moronic couples, talking about the dates they went on with other people and whether they wanted to stay together. Now, you’re probably saying to yourselves, “But don’t little people need to find love too? And the problem wasn’t that he was a little person. And then one of the contestants, Ryan Jenkins, killed his wife. And VH1 cancelled that series because Jenkins had made it to third place on the show. She runs her high-end dating service, “The Millionaire’s Club,” with an iron-fist, throwing around insults and barking orders at anyone who will listen. In a shocking twist, none of the couples end up married. Three bachelors live in a house with 32 single women, all vying for their affection. was a Bachelor-style dating show, except all of the contestants had… The show began with single guy Luke giving each of the contestants a promise ring — promising that he wouldn’t judge them for their size.
I loved the terrible scripted dialogue, relished the extra juicy moments, and couldn’t stop hate-watching the people who were total jerks…
I felt all these things while simultaneously wondering what in the world I was doing with my time. Who didn’t hate-watch at least one of these insane dating shows?
It also helps that reality producers put people in the most RIDICULOUS dating circumstances ever. ” “Are you sure people will watch more than one of these? Oh, that, and the obligatory run off into the sunset with the mother waving them goodbye. Either way, watching people date in a pitch-black room is . Said exes talk to the dater through an earpiece, guiding the conversation topic. If the dater is in the car, the two go on a second date paid by the show. Oh, and did we mention Jillian Barberie hosted this all? So yes, they all totally choose love — that is, a love affair with some BENJAMINS. This VH1 show was a behind the scenes documentary of the making of Ray J’s sex tape with Kim Kardashian. , Frank “The Entertainer” Maresca tried to find love… 15 female contestants moved in with Frank and his parents, making it a true basement affair. The suitors say amazingly ridiculous things like “I am Eddie and I’m hot enough to get away with saying that I love Ryan Seacrest” and “I’m Brian, I’m Black and Italian, which might make me the first real Italian stallion.” You can’t make this stuff up, except you know MTV probably did. We implore you to just start being socially inept and shouting “NEXT” whenever you have a lack of interest in anyone. Another terrible MTV dating show involving parents. One woman dates 14 bachelors, and each week eliminates them by not only who she thinks she doesn’t have a connection with, but which ones she thinks are gay. Then host Mark De Carlo would quiz the guys and the girls on the dates. So then, what — we’re watching a show where a bunch of people get together and cheat on one another?
Like VH1’s new show, which has two people going on dates with three different partners whilst completely naked. Think of it this way: if it doesn’t work out, at least you’ll have a really good tan without any tan lines! One contestant dates four contestants at the same time, and eliminates them one by one. It’s like they knew this was going to be a disaster from the get-go! Watching Flavor Flav hand out clocks to a bunch of ratchet hos was one of the most joyous things we did each week. Honestly, we all know that there are 30-something men out there who are creepily reliant on their parents and still live at home, but we know that in the same way we totally know that guy just farted in the office elevator — we NEVER really want to talk about it and we certainly don’t want to watch an entire show about it. Anyways, the contestant can literally shout “NEXT” at any point during the date once he/she gets bored. This time, mom and dad hate their kid’s current boyfriend or girlfriend, so they interview and set them up with two other options. Especially because 90% of the time, the kid stayed with his/her current boyfriend/girlfriend. At the end, if the dude she picks is straight, they split the prize money. That said, it definitely gave us the necessary nightmares that ultimately convinced us that cleaning our rooms regularly was a good idea. came out early on in our reality dating show viewing, we’re actually kind of nostalgic for the FOX dating show. Each answer that matched would win the guy a stuffed heart for some crazy reason. Going on a show where the entire purpose is to test the loyalty of your partner? What the heck did the couples think was going to happen? No matter how steamy the island affair is, that’s not that fun. It starred Domenico Nesci, an Italian reject from Ms. 15 women participated in different challenges to win his affection.
Back in the early 2000’s, one of my boring/lazy day guilty pleasures was watching reality dating competition shows.
These shows all had the same premise: to meet the “love of your life” (or at least someone cute you could make out with).
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