Nudity, Instant Marriages and TMI! Wildest Dating Shows

The drama! The drama! Add in nudity, a ticking timeline and the opportunity to explore a connection with multiple people, and there’s enough content to keep audiences on their toes forever.

Surprise romances can be found in odd formats. Bachelor in Paradise contestants Carly Waddell Evan BassThe show got off to a rough start in season 3, which aired 2016 but they ended it engaged.

“If you were here, boots in the sand, there’s no way that that relationship was going to happen, much less getting engaged. And I’m pretty sure they had a baby,” former BiPHosting Chris HarrisonJokes Us WeeklyJune 2018.

Harrison noted that the show’s unpredictable nature factored into its matchmaking achievements. “I really don’t even know what to wish for or what to hope for because I don’t know if you could ever pick who ends up in Paradise,” he told Use. “But I know that our success rate is very, very high. I don’t know what our batting average is, but it’s got to be enough to keep us in the big leagues.”

Bass and Waddell had announced in December 2020 that the couple had decided to end their relationship. However, Waddell would announce a new season next year. BiPThe filming ended with three engagements and two pairs who got back together. Joe Amabile‘s season 7 appearance wasn’t his first outing on the ABC reality series, but the second time was the charm — he got engaged to Serena PittDuring the final.

After the pair’s betrothal aired on TV, Pitt’s parents were still a little skeptical about the BiP process. “They’re like, ‘You’re engaged to a stranger!’ when I called them,” the Canada native told UseOctober 2021

“That’s the difficult part, right? Because they’ve never met me,” her fiancé added. “We’re slowly building the relationship.”

Despite the potential for success in a budding relationship, tensions can occur due to the increased circumstances of dating shows.

“It takes away all the love and romanticism and the specialness of the moment when you’re just told by this certain date I need to have a ring or I’m leaving,” Temptation Island season 1 contestant Evan SmithAccepted Use in March 2019. “Ultimatums, they don’t work. It’s no way to live, no way to operate, especially in a relationship or when love is what we’re talking about.”

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