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What's the best dating show of all time? Vote in our ultimate tournament

From Love Is Blind to Love Island, Blind Date to The Dating Game, which dating show gets your vote?

Stills from Love Island, First Dates, Love Is Blind and Love in the Flesh
ITV, Netflix, BBC, Channel 4
Published: Tuesday, 31st May 2022 at 1:28 pm
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With the long, hot summer just around the corner, we at decided it's high time we found out what the best dating show of all time is once and for all, in the ultimate tournament.


The competition is now in full swing, with the initial shortlist of 32 dating shows, as compiled by our expert team at, whittled down to the 8 quarter-finalists by Twitter users.

Those still in contention to be crowned the victor include: Blind Date, First Dates, Too Hot to Handle, Love Is Blind, Love Island, The Dating Game, Married at First Sight/MAFS Australia and Celebs Go Dating.

So, reality TV fanatics, what are you waiting for? Click through to the Twitter thread below to cast your votes in the quarter-finals of our epic tournament.

Shows already knocked out in the tough first round included favourites such as Naked Attraction, Take Me Out and The Ultimatum.

The Bachelor, The Undateables and Dinner Date all also bowed out, with many of our victors taking sizeable leads against their opponents.

The combination of shows in each of the groups may have been tough to choose from, but they were selected by a randomiser to ensure the whole thing is nice and fair.

Regardless, Group 6 proved to be the toughest to choose between, with Sexy Beasts and The Dating Game landing neck and neck on 33.3% of the vote each. A tie-break was needed to determine the victor, with Twitter users ultimately voting for The Dating Game to stay in the competition and fight another day.

However, that's now behind us and it's all to play for, as we continue on our mission to determine the ultimate in dating telly - who will you put through to those all-important semi-finals?

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