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By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Three women seek love on sweet, wholesome reality show.

TV CBS Reality TV 2012
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Reality dating shows aren't known for their classiness, so it's refreshing to see an entry in which the participants seem genuine and sincere rather than on the hunt for fame or cheap thrills. The women of 3 come off as individuals, not bimbos, and they're not mocked by the camera or put in compromising positions. That said, it's always going to be weird hearing people on television talking about looking for a genuine connection -- you mean, the kind you have when there aren't millions of people watching?

Nonetheless, if reality dating is your thing, you could do worse. Both the male and female singles are presented as real people you can relate to. Between wholesome beach cookouts or hang-gliding sessions, the couples talk about their hopes and dreams as the romantic music swells; afterward, the women drive away and reflect on the dates or sit down in staged girlfriend gossip sessions to discuss the contenders. It all might grab the heartstrings even more if it didn't seem so calculated to do so, with all the romantic lighting and romcom musical cues. Teens might be manipulated by the sweet movie-like imagery; parents may want to have a little chat about how most people really meet the people they ended up marrying. It's not on a reality show, that's for sure.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: July 26, 2012
  • Network: CBS
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: NR
  • Last updated: February 18, 2023

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