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Netflix Just Released Its Own Blind-Date Reality TV Show And It Is Equal Parts Cute And Cringe

Move over Bachelor and Bachelorette, Dating Around is the new standard in dating shows.
Netflix Just Released Its Own Blind-Date Reality TV Show And It Is Equal Parts Cute And Cringe

Part of a slew of new releases on Netflix, Dating Around was released yesterday. Yes, on Valentine's Day. I see you Netflix...

The show follows five New York hopefuls looking for love. The approach is a fresh new take on the reality dating show and it does its best to be as inclusive as possible, an attempt they achieve, in my books.

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TL;DR Netflix released its own blind-date reality TV show on Valentine's Day — and people on Twitter have some serious opinions about alllllll the matches. Scroll down to get the 4-1-1 on all the daters and their matches... and mismatches.

The show's premise is that each episode focuses on one person who goes on five blind dates. At the end of each episode, we get to see which of the five people they decided to ask on a second date.

The first episode focuses on a handsome man named Luke who works in real estate and is looking for something meaningful. 

I want to jump Luke’s bones on Dating Around. Wow LMAO

February 15, 2019

This dude named Luke in Dating Around is BLOODY GORGEOUS OMG 🤣

February 14, 2019

TELL ONE GOOD JOKE LUKE JUST ONE

February 15, 2019

Needless to say, he's a good looking dude and while all "reality" dating shows have a hint of cringe to them, Luke's dates weren't that bad. My only real criticism is that every single girl he met up with seemed infinitely more interesting than him. Call it editing.

The second dater is a 36-year-old divorcee named Gurki. Coming from a Punjabi heritage, she eventually ended her marriage after realizing that perhaps she had gone along with it for so long because of societal pressure.

I’m watching that Dating Around Netflix show and on the Gurki episode and this guy is just yelling at her on a date wtf are men

February 14, 2019

holy fucking shit has anyone seen dating around gurki babe if ur out there i’m so proud of u n i love u. justin: i hope u get run over by several buses n rot in hell

February 15, 2019

This episode got the most attention on Twitter by far because of the way one of the dates ended.

I won't ruin it for you but I'm sure you get the idea from these tweets...

Netflix's #DatingAround. I just need 5 minutes with the guy who tried to make Gurki feel small for being divorced. pic.twitter.com/FVAe9LzCYU

February 14, 2019

One good thang came out of Gurki's episode of Dating Around- that one guy (who's name I forgot and I can't be bothered to look up) gave us documented proof that the trash bags on the side of NYC are becoming sentient and trying to date.

February 14, 2019

Luckily the episode ends on a very positive note for our girl, Gurki, and she even spoke about the whole incident recently with Refinery 29.

The third episode follows Lex, a production designer looking for his perfect man. 

screammm i just started "dating around" on netflix. do yourself a favor and skip to my king LEX

February 15, 2019

Lex was definitely faced with some of the most interesting characters on the show, in my opinion, which makes it my second favourite episode of the series.

Can someone please gif Lex from Dating Around's face when he's watching Jonathan the stache bro eat - that made my life.

February 14, 2019

On the gay episode of Netflix’s Dating Around, one of the blind dates Lex goes out with used to run Moviefone, which apparently was sold to MoviePass, and i need to know when that episode was shot.

February 14, 2019

Lex on Dating Around is so shady in the best way

February 15, 2019

I was genuinely surprised by Lex's choice at the end of the episode, another reason why it was one of the best. He seems like such a solid human who had chemistry with a couple of the guys he went out with. (I think it simply came down to bedroom compatibility... @ me if I'm wrong.)

The fourth episode is without a doubt my absolute favourite. It follows Leonard, a Private Investigator who has lost his wife and is looking for someone to travel and spend time with.

Started watching Dating Around with @laur_richelle tonight, and I’m OBSESSED with Leonard’s episode. Someone please watch it so we can talk about how sweet he is ❤️❤️❤️

February 15, 2019

I was also pretty surprised by Leonard's choice, but I also would bet real money that he stayed in touch with most of the ladies he went out with.

And I bet they all get together, drink martinis and have a screaming good time.

I aspire to be the level of older man 'cool' that Leonard on Dating Around possesses. I wish him nothing but happiness. Amazing man.

February 15, 2019

Dating Around on Netflix is enjoyable. The Leonard series is good - one of his dates called him a pussy for having an elevator in his building 😂

February 15, 2019

the episode of Dating Around with Leonard is maybe my fav episode of anything ever

February 15, 2019

To be honest, I skipped the Sarah episode because I was so traumatized by Gorki's date that I just couldn't sit through any more of that kind of testosterone.

I did watch the introduction to her dates and then skip ahead to see who she chose, though, so I can confirm that she definitely picked my personal favourite and the least douchey of the bunch.

I could write a 5,000-word essay about the Sarah episode in Dating Around.

February 14, 2019

This Sarah girl on Dating Around is strange

February 15, 2019

The final dater is a twenty-something-year-old woman, Mila, who works for Valentino, loves tattoos and has been a serial monogamous dater up until now.

Um, Mila on Dating Around was distractingly beautiful, and that match was the best of the series. Can’t believe Sarah didn’t choose that Nick dude.

February 15, 2019

Dating Around is SOOO FUCKIN GOOOD!
I AM LIVING FOR THAT QUEER REPRESENTATION!!!
🤩😍🤩😍🤩
And Mila and Charlotte!?!?! TOO CUTE!!!

February 15, 2019

A lot of people on Twitter are congratulating the show on their queer representation. The show does really try to include many different types of relationships which is commendable.

I'm interested to see if they will continue in this direction in future seasons.

Watching Dating Around on Netflix. Skip all the other episodes and went straight to Mila.

February 14, 2019

Watching Dating Around on Netflix. Skip all the other episodes and went straight to Mila.

February 14, 2019

Overall, if you like dating shows then Dating Around will likely be a great little binge for you this weekend. I'm generally not a fan and I didn't find it too difficult to watch.

I likely won't keep up with future seasons but I'm hopeful that the show will continue to represent people from all different sexual orientations, ages and walks of life!

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