Instead, they threw in a bunch of heterosexual men in there too. One contestant was physically chained to four suitors for DAYS and had to choose a winner at the end of it all. And it would have been more of a big deal if Bravo had actually cast the show with all gay men.
Are you followed by cameras at a low-rent nightclub? Now, check to see if you are wearing a vest over a T-shirt. To help you celebrate those gloriously gonzo shows gone by, I've put together a list of signs that you're actually on a reality dating show from the '00s.
is still going strong -- the genre reached a delirious, trashy, and weird-as-hell peak in the first decade of this century.
EX-treme Dating is an American reality television show that paired two people (one man and one woman) on a blind date.
The couple was chaperoned on the date by two of the person's ex-partners.
It was about a woman who had to pick from 20 men who all wore frightening masks, so that they would be judged by their character instead of their looks, and it was hosted by Monica Lewinsky because presumably Kato Kaelin was busy.
If you find yourself lying about your income and wearing much nicer shirts than you would normally sport, but still unbuttoning them a few extra buttons because you are a human beefcake, you are probably Joe Millionaire.The only thing it really had going for it was that as the day progressed, the dates got sexier and sexier. True story: Flav is THE BEST lead on any reality dating show there’s EVER been. But he was funny and charming and completely in on the joke. We’re not surprised that a show where a female contestant goes on a group date with three men and then has to decide which one of them is in a relationship with a woman, which one of them is in a relationship with a man, and which one of them is straight and available to her, would air on Lifetime. That one guy who is now engaged to Jennifer Hudson? We only got two seasons of (see below) this show revolved around 25 women who thought they were dating Prince Harry. The kid dates those people, and then has to decide whether to keep their current relationship, stay single, or choose one of the new options. If a gay guy is picked, he gets all of the money and the woman receives nothing. And then at the end, each woman would decide which man they chose as a “stud” they wanted to go out with again. This is also known as the last time 15 DIFFERENT women put in a lot of effort in order to date a man who was 5’3 and said things like “Will you be my bambina? Sadly, it wasn’t the million people thought he had. Like, let’s not forget he gave all the girls nicknames because he couldn’t remember their real names! It is, after all, the television network for women who love men who hate women. Like The goal was to find romantic partners for three eligible bachelors — one of whom was Plain White T’s member Tim Lopez — by using matchmakers and a field of bachelorettes. If the dude guessed who chose them, they’d win an all-expense paid date to a Sizzler or something like that. ” Okay, so technically, Rick Rockwell was a multi-millionaire! Which, in the end, turned out to be the smallest problem with FOX’s horrendous reality special. It makes us feel that all our terrible dates aren’t nearly as bad! In true dating show fashion, this leads to juicy drama and broken hearts galore. And if it goes well enough, we’ll take one of the dudes and do a show around him! The only good thing about the show was that every once and awhile, the dater would choose a real troll. On the original Dutch show, or on the moronic ABC executive who thought it would be a good idea to bring this show over. Two people go out on a blind date chaperoned by their ex-boyfriends/girlfriends. Except, the thing is, when it comes to reality dating isn’t the answer ALWAYS MONEY?! Anyways, one contestant has 16 suitors to choose from, but they have the opportunity to choose a cash prize over “love”. It followed Ray J’s desire to “find a ride or die chick, a chick that makes me want to get out of the dating game.” Brandy must have been so proud. This was just a fun chance to laugh at how stupid and ignorant American women are. Then five suitors ride the Next bus, waiting for a chance to “date” them.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?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?