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Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

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  • Summary: Is love blind? In this reality show, contestants are put in a pitch dark room and try to discover if love is really blind.
  • Genre(s): Reality, Game Show
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: Randee Dawn
    Dark is an interesting idea with a refreshing lack of bombast and fakery that propels so many reality shows.
  3. 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.
  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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. DarrinT
    Sep 7, 2009
    I love the show please come back on.
  2. AllieL.
    Aug 25, 2009
    I really loved the show. Taken people completely out of their elements, and letting them actually meet someone else purely on personality... I love the show. Expand
  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. Expand
  4. MelissaW
    Jul 26, 2009
    This show was actually very interesting. It really sheds some light on the whole personality vs. looks debate. You found yourself rooting for the most physically mix-matched couple to choose each other. Can't wait for the next episode. Expand
  5. CS
    Jul 30, 2009
    Being one of the "daters" on the show, I expected it to be super corny, (which it still kinda is) I am pleasantly entertained!
  6. thereseo
    Aug 4, 2009
    Entertaining, fast-paced.
  7. 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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