I love trash TV! Love, Love, Love it! There’s nothing better for me than a great dating show to cringe over! So I’ve put together my favourite Dating shows you can watch on UK telly!


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Take me out hit was in the top spot of dating TV a few years back. It was must see TV. It’s still a great TV show but the “lighty” is fading. This show brings 30 single girls to main stage and all have a light in front of them. Each round a guy will come down the “Love Lift” and try to impress the girls. If they like him they keep there light on. If the guy isn’t for them, they switch it off. They do this for 3 rounds.

The first round is first impressions when the girls can switch off on first impressions, looks, name and destination alone. The second round is normally the VT round where they find out a bit more about him. The last round is either a special talent or getting stitched up by a friend of relative.

If they still have lights on by this point they can then turn off any remaining lights except two girls. He’ll ask a question to both girls and then pick one to take on a date to sunny Fernandos (Not really a place, just a sunny destination in Europe)! It’s a great show and the host Paddy is the star. He tries to help out the girls where they can but some of them just don’t help themselves or are too fussy! It’s a great show!

Saturday 8pm on ITV




When summer comes around my Twitter will be all over this show! It’s sooooo good! ITV drops a bunch of singletons into a luxury villa and they only way they can get through the show is by coupling up! They are forced to pair up every week and even have to share a bed together!

Most of the boys and some of the girls going in there are players! They don’t really know how to be in relationships but being stuck in a pressure cooker and living with people 24/7 feelings do happen! Some of the couples are still together today like last years winners Cara and Nathan (love those guys!)

Lots of funny tasks are through into the mix and the show includes Caroline Flack who proves to be a massive shit stirrer herself! She drops massive bombshells on couples and even outs people hooking up behind their partners backs! It’s fantastic!!! Bring on the summer!

Coming soon this summer! Date TBC!



This is a truly heart-warming show about people with disabilities trying to find love. These daters are quite misunderstood and have a very challenging dating ordeals. They come from all walks of life as well as various disabilities either physical or mental.

Daters in the past have including people with Tourettes, learning disabilities, down syndrome, visually or hearing impaired and people in wheel chairs. With the help of a personal introduction service and a dating agency these daters are sure to find love! It’s a moving program which you must see!

Available to stream on All4




It’s back!! Plus there’s new celebrities we can cringe over their so called dating techniques. This show helps celebrities to find dates, go on dates, and try to bag a second date. Easy right? Their celebrities! WRONG! These celebs are awful at dating and its hilarious to watch! Last series we got to see a bunch of celebs get professional help from a London dating agency and some did succeed getting second dates but other ended up breaking the rules and dating each other!

This series we have the likes of the gorgeous Jorgie Porter from Hollyoaks, I’m a Celeb Ferne McCann, Bear from well every reality TV show going at the moment, Perri Kiely aka the afro kid from Diversity and Joey Essex is back after failing to maintain a relationship with MIC’s Stephanie Pratt. Shocking! Expect more drama, more cringy moments and more laughs for us as they date the public! 

Weekdays @ 10pm on E4



Another season of Ex on the Beach is back and yes there’s a member of Geordie Shore to go with them. This dating show has a lot of swearing, a lot of crying, a lot of drama and a lot of shagging under the sheets! Yes, you’ve been warned! This season’s Ex on the Beach also features Arron from Geordie Shore as well as a bunch of wanna be reality TV stars.

None of which are really interested in finding love but more into finding into each others pants. Not really a show that finds couples at the end but has a lot of entertaining drama. This show brings in a contestants ex every other day into the mix. Some are looking to get back with them, some are looking to get revenge and some don’t even remember each other? Worth a watch just for the drama!

Tuesday @ 10pm on MTV




Definitely one of the best dating shows out there as this is full of genuine people from all over the UK looking for love. This show brings a host of first dates selected by the show and the daters have no idea who is going to walk through this London restaurant door to dine with them. Yes, they are all blind dates!

The show has set numerous amounts of couple up on dates throughout the years and has not only produced couples from appearing on the show but some engagements and a baby on the way too! Even I have entered to be on this show…no jokes!

New Series TBA and last series streaming on All4



This is my FAVOURITE dating show at the moment! It’s amazing and so entertaining! It’s a very MTV kind of show, so if you don’t like Geordie shore or Ex on the Beach then you probably won’t like this as it still has that sort of style. However, it’s very tame to compared to those shows as they don’t show anyone having sex under the covers etc. However, they do have a “Boom Boom” room! Oh America!

So all the contestants have had matchmaking interviews, extensive application forms, the show has spoken to the families, friends and even their exes! They select 10 girls and 10 boys for the show. The show has technically found their perfect match out of all the people that entered and they are standing right in front of them! All they have to do is try to figure out which person it is!

They get challenges every week to win dates and can send one of the winning couple each week into the “Truth Booth!” Sounds epic right! The couple go into the booth and find out if they are a perfect match. If they are, they can leave the main house and go into the luxurious honeymoon sweet for the rest of the show. If they are wrong, they go back into the house to try to figure out who is their match! Hearts break in that booth!

At the end of each week they go the the matchmaking ceremony and pair up. They find out how many matches they have correct by beams of light but they never know who exactly is a correct couple! The show is a physiological experiment, dating show gold and a dramatic reality TV show of all proportions! YOU HAVE TO WATCH THIS SHOW!

Monday @ 9pm on MTV UK or NOW TV


So where is The Bachelor I hear you cry! Well ME TOO! We don’t have the Bachelor in the UK! What??? Exactly! So calling all TV stations in the UK….BRING THE BACHELOR TO THE UK! Your audience awaits!


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Which of these TV shows have you seen and which is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below.


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