There being three bachelorettes—as opposed to the traditional one—causes drama to increase exponentially.
The best dating reality shows offer viewers the unique perspective of watching singles trying to find the perfect mate.
started last year, and it quickly became a pretty big deal.
It's currently showing its second season, which was likely what Teigen stumbled across when channel surfing in her hotel room.
The fifth wheel didn't serve much purpose outside of being a provocateur, and rarely had an effect on whether love blossomed between the contestants.
Halfway through the double date, the contestants would switch partners.
An unlucky man and woman were paired to go out whilst their former flames chatted via earpiece, guiding the conversation and live-narrating the interaction. Also known as the story of my life, featured a double date with one extraneous factor: another human.
Touting premises like chaining love interests together and offering contestants the chance to date fake Prince Harry, many of these shows carried promise.
But most of them met the same swift TV demise, eventually.
We've taken a moment to reflect on 17 of the niche romantic reality TV series that captured our hearts and captivated our minds (likely, for all the wrong reasons). Five women stood by as a conveyor belt of hot guys passed them (no, I'm not kidding).
Each man would get 60 seconds to make his case, and the girls had the chance to, essentially, swipe right or left.