Global producer-distributor Fremantle has bolstered its entertainment sales slate with the addition of a dating format from Tel Aviv-based prodco Abot Hameiri and Israeli broadcaster Reshet.
Find Me Somebody to Love sees four women putting their lives and careers on hold – and deleting their dating apps – to move into an apartment together for an entire month in the hopes of finding true love. The contestants will select potential suitors from a database that has been curated by psychologists and dating experts.
Once a choice is made, their potential partner moves into the apartment with them for three days where the budding relationship is observed from a control room by other “experts”, who are also tasked with setting challenges and dates for the couples over the three days in an effort to help the participants get to know one another better.
At the end of the three days, the women decide whether they want their partners to stay for another three days or if they’d like to meet a new match.
The format has already launched on Reshet 13 in Israel.
“Find Me Somebody to Love has a journey that every viewer can relate to and learn from. It’s a real experiment and a very honest and emotional format,” said Abot Hameiri CEO Guy Hameiri in a statement.
“This format is very different to ones we’ve seen before, it’s a very clever and unique approach to dating,” added Fremantle’s Rob Clark, director of global entertainment. “Guy and the team have created a very sophisticated format, that is full of honesty, friendship and of course, love.”