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Modern love: Dating on reality TV

Dating on reality TVFrom Jon and Kate Gosselin to Kim Kardashian, we’ve all seen that love in front of the camera doesn’t always work out. It’s not a surprise. Being on television and coping with the criticism that comes with fame and recognition is hard. New attention can change people and even the strongest couples can suffer. In fact, the upcoming season of Millionaire Matchmaker has turned the tables on me as I look for my own man and try not to let the cameras get the best of my potential relationships.

Having your love life aired in front of millions of people on television is definitely a challenge. It’s a personal journey and it will definitely be a change of pace for the show. The way people are portrayed in front of the camera isn’t always spot-on to their everyday life. Both a woman and the man can feel uncomfortable and vulnerable having to share their softer sides with each other while it’s all being broadcast for the world to judge… especially during a disagreement.

Whatever is aired on the show each week is subject to the media’s scrutiny. It will be hard to ignore the negative comments, but I’ll be here to set the record straight and chat about my adventures as a single girl. I’ll be sharing my advice from the dating trenches. Girls, I’m one of you.

In light of all the love and relationship drama we see on reality TV, here’s a fun question. This is not only meant to be fun, but insightful, too.

Tell me! What would your show be called if your current relationship were turned into a show concept? 

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  • Caitlin

    Mine would be called “Single Forever” and would feature me lying on the couch watching The Bachelorette in every episode. It would be a hit! I always kind of thought it would be fun to be on a reality show, but I don’t think I could deal with cameras being involved in my every day life. I admire people that seem real and like they are being true to themselves on camera because that takes a lot of confidence and courage.