Dating in the dark after the show
However, there are a few - very rare - cases of couples who met on dating shows and did actually manage to stick it out and find real love.
This article lists five such couples, who might just remind the cynics out there that true love can endure even in unlikely places... The show had its debut in 2002, a one-hour reality show in which one man gets to pick between twenty-five women, narrowing down his choices as the series goes on.
The reporters take on increasingly bigger risque stories which leads to rivals, danger and intrigue.
The bachelor of each series gets to know all of the women on a series of different dates.
The man narrows down his choices week-by-week by presenting the women with a single red rose each — however, the ladies have an agency too: should they decide they don't want to date the bachelor any more, they can reject him at any time.
The men in question have to introduce themselves, play a video extract and showcase one of their talents.
The women each have a button connected to a light on their podium, which they can turn off at any stage if they're not interested in the man.