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Netflix swipes right on unscripted dating genre with “Dating Around”

Global streaming giant Netflix is dipping its toes into the dating world with Dating Around, its first original dating show, dropping on Valentine’s Day. The 6 x 30-minute docuseries (pictured) will follow one single ...
February 5, 2019

Global streaming giant Netflix is dipping its toes into the dating world with Dating Around, its first original dating show, dropping on Valentine’s Day.

The 6 x 30-minute docuseries (pictured) will follow one single person every episode as they go on five separate dates looking for a good time and a meaningful connection. By episode’s end, viewers will find out if any of the pairings merit a second date.

Netflix calls Dating Around “an honest and compelling look at the real world of dating.”

The series is produced by Sydney-headquartered Eureka Productions and executive produced by Eureka’s Chris Culvenor and Paul Franklin, and The Bachelor/Bachelorette EP Alycia Rossiter.

Dating Around streams globally on Netflix Feb. 14.

Watch the trailer below:

In other Netflix news, the streamer continues to bet big on its first foray into natural history event series, promoting the upcoming Our Planet with a spot during this past weekend’s Super Bowl.

(With files from Barry Walsh)

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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