If you're searching streamers for shows like Love Is Blind, we've got you covered.
Romance is tough enough, but adding an element of anonymity into the mix doesn't necessarily bode well for budding relationships. But it certainly ups the ante for those tuning in!
Fortunately for viewers (but not necessarily contestants) there are plenty of odd reality dating shows that match hopeful romantics with someone they've barely even seen—quite literally. Jaime Bronstein (opens in new tab), relationship therapist, coach and host of “Love Talk Live” on LA Talk Radio, has been in the business for over 20 years and knows that a lot goes into forming a connection. Even still, you can find her on the couch routing for her favorite couples on TV.
"It's real, their feelings are real, but there's so much more that goes into really being able to know if you're in love and if there's potential for a long lasting relationship," she says.
Regardless, it appears plenty of people are willing to test the theory of blind love on their own—the shows below are proof.
Shows like 'Love Is Blind'
1. 'Sexy Beasts' (2021-present)
- Where to watch: Netflix
Love Is Blind...but make it creepy.
In Sexy Beasts, couples are paired up while donning ridiculous prosthetics to see if they can form a connection before uncovering whether or not they're attracted to their date.
After the festivities and the costumes come off, will those matches last?
2. 'Married at First Sight' (2014-present)
- Where to watch: LifeTime, Netflix, Pluto TV
Imagine saying "I do" without meeting someone? That's the name of the game in this outrageous series (which includes multiple locations, like Married At First Sight Australia).
Though couples take on the same trajectory as everyone else: marriage, a honeymoon and building a life together, they're met with the challenge of never seeing nor interacting with their "forever" person.
Do you think you could handle an experiment like this?
3. 'Next' (2005-2008)
- Where to watch: Paramount+
Throwbacks are always welcome.
The cringey MTV series—and we're not just talking about its 2000s fashion faux pas—is enough to turn hopeful romantics into killjoys. A group of women or men are vying for one contestant's heart, and they only have a second to make a first impression.
The person searching for love at any point can yell "next" throughout their date and move onto another contestant, even if they shout it right after the person gets off the bus.
4. '90-Day Fiancé' (2014-present)
- Where to watch: FuboTV, Discovery+, Hulu premium subscription
Oftentimes romances begin online, but what happens when two lovers in question live on opposite ends of the world? In this series, couples reunite in the US and have 90 days to get engaged to access a green card, but is that enough time to build something real?
While on Discovery+, do be sure to check out 90 Day Fiancé: Love in Paradise, a tropical twist on the series, and its other spinoffs like 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, 90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? and more.
5. 'Love in the Flesh' (2022)
- Where to watch: Hulu, BBC
Considered a cross between Love Island and MTV's Catfish, Love in the Flesh, follows newly introduced couples who began communicating online. Plus, it's hosted by Love Island contestant Zara McDermott, who is used to reality TV shenanigans. Once they meet in person at a gorgeous Greek villa, they'll determine if their connection is the real deal or not.
Danielle is a writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life, covering all-things news, lifestyle and entertainment.
The heart of her time at Future has been devoted to My Imperfect Life, where she's been attuned to the cosmos, new TV shows and relationship trends.
Before her time at Future, Danielle was the editor of Time Out New York Kids and a news editor at Elite Daily. Her work has also appeared in Domino, Chowhound, amNewYork and Newsday, among other outlets.
When Danielle is not working, you can usually find her reading a book, coffee at hand, or attempting a new recipe. (Recommendations always welcome!)
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