We've taken a moment to reflect on 17 of the niche romantic reality TV series that captured our hearts and captivated our minds (likely, for all the wrong reasons). Five women stood by as a conveyor belt of hot guys passed them (no, I'm not kidding).
Each man would get 60 seconds to make his case, and the girls had the chance to, essentially, swipe right or left.
long), several other shows have tried to carve out their own space in the genre.
The masks helped ensure that the bachelorette would make her decision based on internal beauty instead of relying on external attraction, but viewers never got to see who she picked because the show was cancelled after five episodes. Who knew she ventured into the world of romantic reality TV?
Why enjoy a normal ol' blind date when you could go on a blind date chaperoned by your ex?
For over a decade now, we've replaced rom-coms with rom-competitions.
Movie romances have simply not been enough and instead, we've been watching real people try (sometimes, too hard) to find love in what many would call a hopeless place - national television.