Historically, LGBTQ+ dating shows have been absolutely iconic, chaotic, hilarious, and dramatic. Unfortunately, though, there haven’t been that many of them over the years.
From chaotic bisexual dating shows in the 2000s to attempts of making queer versions of The Bachelor to ensemble reality competitions where LGBTQ+ cast members tried to find love, there have been quite a few “creative” attempts at putting together dating shows for queer people. Even though some of these shows or storylines weren’t taken as seriously as their straight counterparts, LGBTQ+ people have been looking for representation wherever they can find it.
As of 2022, OUTtv announced that Stormy Daniels will host a gay dating show called For the Love of DILFs, which is scheduled to premiere in 2023. There have also been casting calls from Real Housewives producers who are reportedly currently working on an all-LGBTQ+ dating show.
As we keep waiting for a widely successful dating series that isn’t centered on straight cis people, it’s good to look back at the past attempts within this genre of reality TV.
Scroll through to see learn more about the major LGBTQ+ dating shows that have aired on TV and in streaming services – and find out where to watch them now!