Did Sima from Mumbai and her escapades in the name of love have you simultaneously laughing yet rooting for her? Did ‘Indian Matchmaking’ made you roll your eyes yet made it impossible for you to stop watching it? Has your hunger for dating reality shows not been sated? If the answer to all of the above is yes, then we’ve got a selection of Netflix shows that’ll have you voyeuristically deep dive into the exciting world of dating.

‘Love is Blind’

Hoping to find love, 30 men and women date each other for ten days in speed-dating style. They can chat with each other but not see one another. Once a man proposes to a woman, they meet for the first time and get to know each other.
Creator: Chris Coelen
Seasons: 1 (2020)

‘Too Hot to Handle’

A group of ten single men and women are housed in a beach resort in order to connect with each other and also win the prize money worth $100,000. Rules include no sexual contact whatsoever, the penalty being deduction in the prize money of varying amounts. Contestants are eliminated according to their lack of connection with the others.
Creators: Laura Gibson, Charlie Bennett
Seasons: 1 (2020)

‘Dating Around’

Each episode showcases a singleton who goes on five first blind dates in search of a real connection. After all the dates, the contestant is asked to pick one name for the second date. The series takes a hard look into the dating world and what goes into finding the perfect partner.
Creator: Chris Culvenor
Seasons: 2 (2019, 2020)

‘What The Love! With Karan Johar’

Director, writer, producer and host Karan Johar, with the help of a glam team and celebrity guests (pictured above), guides six singles men and women and helps them deal with their struggles to find love.
Cast: Karan Johar, Arjun Rampal, Arjun Kapoor, Sunny Leone, Ali Fazal, Saif Ali Khan
Seasons: 1 (2020)

‘Back with the Ex’

Four former couples are given one last chance to get back together with their exes in an attempt to make a past romance work or never look back.
Seasons: 1 (2018)

‘Terrace House: Tokyo’

In this Japanese reality show, three men and three women live together temporarily in a house in Tokyo, hoping to make a connection with one of the housemates.
Seasons: 1 (2019)

‘Love on the Spectrum’

Seven people on the autism spectrum explore the dating world, looking for love. Their perspective gives a whole new meaning to the already-complicated dating world.
Creator: Cian O’Clery
Seasons: 1 (2019)

‘Ainori Love Wagon’

Shot in travelogue-style, Ainori Love Wagon follows seven young, single men and women who explore the world together in a pink bus. Their goal is to find a partner from within the group, and when they do, they ask for a return ticket to Japan. As participants return home, either as a couple or a jilted singleton, new members are added to the group.
Narrator: Yūji Machi
Seasons: 2 (2017, 2019)

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