long), several other shows have tried to carve out their own space in the genre.
Touting premises like chaining love interests together and offering contestants the chance to date fake Prince Harry, many of these shows carried promise.
Each man would get 60 seconds to make his case, and the girls had the chance to, essentially, swipe right or left.If two women chose the same guy, he got to pick between them—turning the tables and giving us the drama we craved oh, so much.Prioritizing personality over looks, covered the faces of the 20 bachelors one lucky woman was to choose from.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?
That was the concept behind—effectively increasing the awkwardness of the blind date tenfold.An unlucky man and woman were paired to go out whilst their former flames chatted via earpiece, guiding the conversation and live-narrating the interaction. Also known as the story of my life, featured a double date with one extraneous factor: another human.The fifth wheel didn’t serve much purpose outside of being a provocateur, and rarely had an effect on whether love blossomed between the contestants.Halfway through the double date, the contestants would switch partners.And by the end, they were asked who they’d like to date: partner 1, partner 2, or neither.Again, the fifth wheel was kind of just there—both in life and on the show.