Here are the best Netflix dating shows

15 April 2020, 15:16

Katie Louise Smith

By Katie Louise Smith

If you couldn't get enough of Love Is Blind, then here's even more Netflix dating shows for you to get obsessed with.

If you, like the rest of us, have been obsessing over Netflix's latest romance offering Love Is Blind and are now in the market for a new love, then we've got good news for you. The streaming platform has loads more reality dating shows in the archives.

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From classics like Love Island and Dating Around to the newest offering, Too Hot To Handle, there's plenty of shows that'll keep you busy for weeks to come.

Here are all the best dating shows on Netflix:

These are the best dating shows on Netflix
These are the best dating shows on Netflix. Picture: Netflix

Too Hot To Handle

With the prospect of no new seasons of Love Island and Bachelor In Paradise to get us through summer 2020, Netflix's Too Hot To Handle looks like it might be our new summer spring romance.

The show is similar to the two shows we just mentioned in the sense that it's a bunch of hot people, in a tropical destination, flirting in front of some camera, but there's a big twist: the contestants are not allowed to engage in any kind of physical or sexual activity... and that goes for kissing and cuddling too.

And every time someone breaks those rules? The $100,000 prize gets smaller and smaller. Too Hot To Handle lands on Netflix on Friday 15th April.

Love Is Blind

If you haven't lost yourself in this absolutely batshit dating show yet, then you simply haven't lived. Love Is Blind follows a bunch of men and women who speed date each other for 10 days from inside a pod. The catch is: They can talk to each other, but they can't see each other. After the 10 days is up, the man proposes to the woman he's had the best connection with.

After the proposal, the couple meet face to face and head off to a couples retreat. They then move in together, before their wedding day. On the day of the wedding, the couple decide whether or not they'll split up or stay together and get married.

If you've already binged the first season of Love Is Blind, don't worry: seasons 2 and 3 are on the way.

Dating Around

The show isn't as high stakes as Love Is Blind, Love Island or The Bachelor, but it's a damn good watch – and it's beautifully shot.

Each episode follows one person going on five different blind dates. At the end, they choose the person they like the most and then they go on another date, off-camera. It's awkward, it's heartwarming, it's completely cringeworthy at times, but it's possibly one of the most realistic glimpses into dating.

Dating Around is the first dating show that Netflix produced. So far, there's only one season of the show but as of February 2020, season 2 was officially given the green light.

Back With The Ex

If your favourite TV couple genre is 'old flames reuniting', then you'll probably love Back With The Ex. This Australian series does exactly what it says on the tin... it reunites two exes who want to give their relationship another chance.

Four couples are tasked to take part in a series of challenges, all designed to try and reignite the spark between the two. At the end of those four tasks, the couples have to make their decision and decide whether or not they should get back together, or stay broken up.

Extreme Engagement

Unlike the other dating shows Netflix has on offer, this one already has the coupling up part sorted. The show follows an engaged couple (Tim Noonan and PJ Madam) as they travel around the world for 12 months, exploring different cultures and different customs when it comes to marriage.

Tensions rise, arguments ensue and at the end of the show, the couple then ask themselves the question: Was the engagement a mistake, or is it meant to be? Will they get married in the last episode of the series or not?

What the Love! with Karan Johar

Karan Johar is one of India’s most well-known writers and directors, and the creator of many popular and iconic Bollywood movies that centre around love and romance.

In What The Love!, he's like Cupid, a therapist and all of the Queer Eye guys rolled into one. With a team of celebrity guests, makeup artists, fashion experts and hair stylists, Johar turns into a romance guru and helps six different singletons face their personal struggles and dating woes before matching them with a potential love interest.

Celebs Go Dating

A bunch of celebs. A bunch of non-celebs. All looking for love. One date, one dinner, one very hilarious TV show.

The British dating series, which originally aired on Channel 4, sees ex-Love Island contestants and soap stars to TOWIE, Made In Chelsea and Geordie Shore alums pair up with non-famous people, all hoping to find love. Along the way, our celebs are coached by dating experts but will sparks fly?

Love Island

Ah, Love Island. The controversial diamond on top of the UK's reality TV series crown. If you've never seen Love Island, here's what happens... A bunch of guys and girls are thrown headfirst into a scorching hot villa, and are asked to couple up based on looks alone. Throughout the eight weeks they're in the villa, they chose whether or not to stay in that couple and start a relationship, or they couple up with someone else.

Every week or so, islanders and couples can be voted off by the public or dumped from the island, after failing to be chosen at the recoupling. The aim of the game is to make it to the final, in a relationship, and win the £50,000 prize.

Unfortunately for those of us in the UK, Love Island was removed from Netflix back in April 2019, but it still remains on US Netflix.