The game on the dating show
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Back in the early 2000’s, one of my boring/lazy day guilty pleasures was watching reality dating competition shows.
These shows all had the same premise: to meet the “love of your life” (or at least someone cute you could make out with).
But they all went about it in different ways, and each show was more ridiculous than the next.
There was just something about watching awkward or super confident young adults try to navigate the obstacles of the show to attempt to meet someone they clicked with.
I loved the terrible scripted dialogue, relished the extra juicy moments, and couldn’t stop hate-watching the people who were total jerks…
Here's what went down: when parents didn't like their kid's boyfriend or girlfriend, they all went on this show.
The parents would pick two other candidates for their kid to date instead of their current partner.
We watched as the guy or girl went out with parent-approved dates, and at the end of the show, the guy or girl had to pick who they liked best to keep dating.
As if all of that wasn't awkward enough, the scorned significant other had to sit with the parents the whole time, watching their boyfriend or girlfriend go on dates with other people.
There was a lot of fighting and angry words, and it was like, what do you think these people did after the show?
They've previously been unlucky in love, but now using professional matchmakers and psychologists, as well as the their family, friends and exes, the contestants will be put through interviews, questionnaires and compatability tests to help them find true love.