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Love drama? Love, love? Here's all the dating shows you'll be watching this year...

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Are you a fan of reality TV? 

Do you love to watch drama unfold and sparks fly? 

Does your household rope you into watching dating shows, because you've lost control of the remote? 

Whatever your reason, we get it. That's why we've rounded up the best love-fest television coming your way this year, so you're in the loop before you turn on the box in 2018.

Bachelor in Paradise

While the winners of each season of The Bachelor/Bachelorette win the prize of love and front row seats at MBFW, viewers always find themselves way more invested in the characters who bring the drama and relatability to these shows. What happens to these guys once the cameras stop rolling?

Well wonder no more, because Channel Ten has pulled them back out of near-obscurity; saving them from post-show careers selling detox teas and subscription-only products, by casting them in Bachelor in Paradise. 

What's the show about? 

Think what it might be like, if you put all the pot-stirring or 'fan-favourite' contestants from previous seasons on an island with an open bar and nothing else to do but gossip and snog each other. Interesting cocktail, we hear you say? Well you can catch BIP on Channel 10 from 7:30pm on March 25th:

Love Island

Hosted by Sophie Monk, Australian sweetheart and former Bachelorette, Love Island sells itself as a show that jets sexy young singles off to a sun-kissed villa in Spain. The Islanders are on the lookout for romance, but as always, the road to love never runs smoothly. 

What's the show about?

When on the Island, contestants must not only choose their partner wisely (and stay the course as sexy new singles enter the villa), but they must also win the hearts of the public; as our viewer vote is all important in determining the winners...and who takes home the cash prize. Love Island will air on 9 Go and 9Now later in 2018:

Date Night 

All around Australia more singles are looking online for love. Whether it’s Tinder, Bumble, RSVP or the Date Night app, finding Mr. or Ms. Right or Right now…is just a click away. 

What's the show about? 

Date Night follows a group of singles from the comfort of their lounge-rooms, using only a dating app and the wise counsel of their mates and family. Not feeling it? Swipe left for ‘No’, or if you think there’s potential swipe right for ‘Yes.’ With a bit of luck our singles might just find a match.

Wait...there are no outrageous challenges, prize money, or competitions? Well, if navigating your friend's Tinder account after a few drinks sound like a fun idea - then this might just be the dating show for you: 

The Bachelor 

By now, you are probably familiar with what The Bachelor is all about. A bevvy of singles vying for the attention and love of one Bachelor. High emotions, competitive challenges and the inevitable drama which ensues are a guaranteed ratings winner each season. What makes the show even better? When we love the Bachie looking for love. Channel 10 have just announced that Rugby Union superstar Nick 'Honey Badger' Cummins is this year's Bachie. Not a Rugby Union fan? Check out Nick Cummins Bachelor interview below for a guide into this down-to-Earth Aussie larrikin: 


Which dating show has you excited in 2018?

Bachelor in Paradise

Love Island

Date Night

The Bachelor

Other - tell us in the comments section below!


 

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