8 Shows You Need to Binge If You Loved Hate-Watching ‘Love Is Blind’

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It’s not like we condone getting married without ever seeing the other person in real life. Seriously. That’s just insane. Buuuuut…there’s something about Netflix’s Love Is Blind that left us wanting more drama (and Nick Lachey, obviously).

In honor of the upcoming premiere of Love Is Blind season 4, we compiled a list of TV shows for anyone who thoroughly enjoyed hate-watching the popular dating series as much as we did. From 90 Day Fiancé to Back with My Ex, keep reading for your next guilty-pleasure binge.

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Courtesy of TLC

1. 90 Day Fiancé

The show introduces viewers to a group of long-distance international couples, who each have 90 days to decide whether they want to get married. The non-American member of the duo can then apply to stay in the U.S. or return to their home country if love doesn’t quite work out. Similar to Love Is Blind, 90 Day Fiancé documents everything from the meet-cute to the vows, so be prepared for a wild ride.

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Courtesy of Netflix

2. The Circle

It follows a group of contestants living in the same apartment building. The catch? They’ve never actually met in real life, meaning all their communication is done through a social networking app called “The Circle.” In this competition show, when people are eliminated, they reveal themselves to the rest of the group, finally answering the question: Who is (and isn’t) a catfish?

3. Back With the Ex

Meet four Australian couples who are giving their relationships another shot. From high school sweethearts to on-and-off flings, their stories will have you glued to the TV screen.

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Courtesy of Lifetime

4. Married at First Sight

Single contestants are matched by relationship experts and meet for the first time on their wedding day. Oh, and did we mention the show is executive produced by Love Is Blind showrunner Chris Coelen?

5. Love Island (U.K.)

Contestants flock to a tropical villa in hopes of winning one (or both) of the grand prizes: love and/or money. The group competes in a series of competitions in an attempt to become Britain’s favorite duo. Unlike Love Is Blind, they have multiple opportunities to re-couple on the show, so bring on the drama. (Psst: The U.S. version isn’t nearly as binge-worthy. You’ve been warned.)

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Courtesy of MTV

6. Are You the One?

In this competition-style reality series, relationship experts invite a group of “perfectly matched” couples to live together. The contestants are then presented with a seemingly simple question: If your ideal match were standing right in front of you, would you even know it?

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Courtesy of MTV

7. Ex On the Beach

The title is self-explanatory. Former couples reunite for the first time since breaking up as they embark on an all-new dating journey. What could possibly go wrong?

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8. Blind Date

The series is exactly what you’d expect: Men and women go on dates with people they’ve never met. It’s not quite the solo pods, but hey, we’ll take what we can get.


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