Unscripted

MIPTV Picks 2013: The Year of Making Love

In what's been billed as Britain's biggest blind date, this social experiment series aims to create hundreds of scientifically-compatible couples.
March 1, 2013

FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT

Partners: Fever Media; distributed by FremantleMedia

Length: 6 x 60 minutes

Premiered: February 2013 (BBC3)

Rights available: International format rights

In a world where online dating is moving into the norm, more than ever, we’re looking for new ways to connect and canoodle. In what’s been billed as “Britain’s biggest blind date,” this social experiment series aims to create hundreds of scientifically-compatible couples. After selecting matches through “scientifically robust” testing, the couples are followed over the course of a year to see if there are really plenty of fish in the sea for us all, or if, in our search for companionship, we can be “blinded by science.”

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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