These shows also used the elimination-style antics and seemed to be more inspired by game shows like "Survivor" or "Big Brother" rather than typical dating shows.
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The show was supposed to be a one time thing, but thanks to it's overwhelming success , producers gave it a second shot. Unfortunately, the ruse was up. This show also followed the elimination style game, but switched things up by bringing in a group of not-so average Joe's in the middle of the season. The producers took note from "The Bachelorette" and offered Adam Mesh, one of the rejected Joe's, a chance to find love in season three before returning to their normal structure for season four.
The cast of "For Love or Money. Dating shows began to look more like game shows. If the bachelor chose someone who was gay, the pair would win a cash prize and a trip. Of course, there was a ton of backlash.
Even his best friend Andra Stasko who appeared on the show to help him along the way was furious. They kicked things off with "Room Raiders" in Men watch from a van as their potential date goes through their belongings on "Room Raiders. With the success of "Room Raiders" it was only a matter of time before they put more efforts into dating shows. Unlike many of the other dating show producers, the minds behind these MTV hits didn't seem to care that everything was so obviously staged.
They often took the fan favorites from other shows and gave them their own dating competitions. Unlike other shows, "Millionaire Matchmaker" wasn't a game at all. The people on the show were real and many really were looking for love.
After eight successful seasons, the show came to an end in , and there hasn't been a popular show like it since. Take 's "Baggage" for example, hosted by Jerry Springer.
A contestant on "Baggage" reveals one of her secrets. The man or woman deciding on the dates during this minute show eliminates contestants based on their secrets and problems — presented in suitcases or "baggage" — until only one is left standing. Then the tables turn and the bachelor or bachelorette must reveal their own baggage. Contestants on season five of "Are You The One? When they all move into the same house, they're tasked with figuring out who matches with who. They spend their days in the house competing in games, going on dates, and of course, falling in and out of love.
If they all pair up perfectly by the end of the season, the contestants get to split a ton of prize money. Believe it or not the show has produced quite a few successful couples. Many people dated their matches after the show and there are still five couples from the show that are still together.