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Hooked on Love Island? Fallen hard for First Dates? Beside yourself that Blind Date is back?
I find it fascinating in this day and age that that still happens. The pure volume of naked selfies combined with weird dates means the novelty of dating apps is wearing thin for many of those in the market for a new partner. And they want to come on for love - they're not doing it to be on telly. Or Naked Attraction for that matter. Poor Cilla Black never did get to buy many hats on Blind Date, and despite more than 30 series of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, you can count the actual weddings on a few fingers.
But some dating shows do succeed in making a match or two. And actually in a cynical world that feels quite exciting and special and you really enjoy that chase of waiting to see that. We thought Tyla was going to be voted off, and I had this evil glee bubbling up within me. Get rid of her! If they're supposed to be together, she needs to stay here. If that was happening in your own life I think that would be just dramatic and painful and horrible - but when you've got that removal of the screen, it's quite comforting. Does it sometimes highlight some issues that are still there?
Yes, it does. And also that it's something worth persevering with - that life is much more exciting if you take it off the screen. Other dating shows are available. Woman's Hour.
Main content. Eight reasons we're all obsessed with TV dating shows.
Love Island's class of are currently attempting to win hearts and prize money on ITV2. They hark back to a bygone era.
You don't have to swipe right. They restore our faith in love. They can be as dramatic as any soap opera. Fred and his team at the First Dates' restaurant have many admirers. You can pick sides, like in sport. Why not cheer on a star-crossed couple instead? Karen Blackett says dating shows are her 'guilty pleasure'. They hold a mirror up to real-life issues.
Listen to Daisy, Lana and Karen discuss their guilty pleasure.
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Eight reasons we're all obsessed with TV dating shows