Most popular dating game shows
Con: Ok Cupid doesn’t quite have the same young, fun, and carefree reputation as Bumble or Tinder.Pros: You could match with a celebrity; or, if you are a celebrity, you might get some privacy with their no-screenshot policy.The twist: Using old-school matchmaking techniques and complex algorithms, dating experts have paired the housemates with their supposed “ideal” mates, but neither the cast nor the viewers know the matches.The housemates themselves have to figure out the “true love” couplings by undertaking a bunch of elaborate activities.For the past seven seasons, the men have been paired with women, and women with men.But in the current, eighth, iteration of the show, which debuted June 26, MTV flipped the shtick by including only sexually fluid participants who are attracted to all genders, so that, in the parlance of promotional materials, anything goes!The cast enacts physical embodiments of the hell of dating, such as races where participants jump over obstacles labeled with problems like “fear of commitment.” Winners of these challenges are rewarded with one-on-one dates and the opportunity to vote on whom they think is a “true” pair.If they figure out all the correct pairings before the end of the season, the housemates will win a million dollars.
Users are given leading prompts, such as “I am …” and “I like …” to include in their profiles, and every day at noon, they receive matches that Coffee Meets Bagel has chosen for them. Happn Happn is a dating app not too dissimilar from craiglist’s “missed connections.” The app only shows users people they’ve crossed paths with, literally, whether that be on the street, at a party, or in their favorite cafe.Once users find people (or the person) they’re interested in, they have the option to “like” their profile and wait to see if it’s a match.Pros: There’s a bit of a romantic notion to the idea that the universe might make your ideal person cross paths with you. Pro: 24/7 community moderation which strives toward a discrimination-free space.
Cons: Some users lament that, much like its parent company Bumble, Chappy does not provide enough profile information.
Cons: Only being shown people you’ve physically crossed paths with can be a limiting or overwhelming experience, depending on where you live.