• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date:
  • Season #: 1 , 2

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Reviewed by: Adam Markovitz
    The gimmick is hokey, but beneath it lies a surprisingly untrashy reality show that actually sheds some light on the dating game.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    As presented, Dating in the Dark mercifully makes the orchestrated search for TV romance a little less deaf and dumb than it could have been.
  3. Reviewed by: Randee Dawn
    Dark is an interesting idea with a refreshing lack of bombast and fakery that propels so many reality shows.
  4. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    For me, this show is a one-night stand, not a relationship.
  5. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    For a smart take on a dumb summer dating show, join the millions tuning into Dating in the Dark.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jul 1, 2013
    This show isn't a really bad show, but I can not get myself to give it many points because ultimately it gives a sad example of how picky a lot of people have become. People are taught that nothing but the perfect partner is good enough for them and that you need to feel this magic 'spark' to connect. Even if you hardly know someone. This is what people have been spoon fed for decades.
    When it is dark they often feel a connection, but when ultimate moment in the show comes and the people see their candidate of choice, the final decision is often based on the exterior of the person. He is too young. She is too fat. He misses that manly jawline. She is black-haired.
    The only good thing about this is that those people will hopefully never get any kids and thus remove themselves from the gene-pool.
    Perhaps Darwin wasn't so wrong after all?
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  2. DarrinT
    Sep 7, 2009
    I love the show please come back on.
  3. EmilyL
    Aug 25, 2009
    This show is cheesy but interesting. My friends and I really enjoy seeing who will be the shallowest person, after they see the other person. Sometimes we are really surprised! I hope they keep it on in the fall. Full Review »