Dating Naked



Gimmicky format ups dating show's risqué factor.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

The participants on the show are sincerely looking for love, but the format of the show encourages jealously and competition.

Positive role models

Some folks seem genuine and sweet, while others are more strategic about dating and using their sexiness to win over dates or make other folks jealous.

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Just as the title says, participants have nude dates in natural locations. Bodies are seen nude from the rear; from the front, private parts are blurred. Nonetheless, expect flirting, dating (obviously), kissing (sometimes with both participants naked), discussion of sex and body parts, and other mature content.


Frequent mild cursing: "I don't know what the hell to do." There also is discussion of sexual topics: "You are not going to put on binoculars and look at my ass."

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Contestants drink beer, wine, and liquor on dates; they may act silly or flirtatious when they're drinking.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Dating Naked is a dating show featuring participants who go on fully nude dates with total strangers. From the title alone, it should be obvious that this is more risqué than your typical dating show. Bodies are seen nude from the rear, though from the front private parts are blurred. Participants flirt and sometimes kiss in the nude; they also talk about body parts, rate their dates' attractiveness, and talk frankly about sex and attraction. There is mild cursing, sometimes about body parts, but it's often of the "What the hell?" variety, with four-letter words bleeped. Participants are asked to be honest about their feelings toward their dates; it may make some viewers uncomfortable to watch feelings get hurt.

What's the story?

Breaking the ice on any blind date is tough -- particularly if both parties are totally nude. That's the wild setup of DATING NAKED, where on each episode a man and a woman are brought to a secluded tropical island to have dates with three people, each taking place in the nude. Contestants kayak, boat, bird-watch, and boogie board in their birthday suits, while asking first-date questions to see if there's a connection. At the end of each episode, participants analyze their experiences and decide whether they want to see any of their matches again. If two participants choose each other, they get a final date on the island, plus the chance to see each other back in the real world.

Is it any good?


The gimmick of watching people cavort on boogie boards and boat decks without a stitch on fades quickly (with one notable exception, which we'll go into in a minute). At its heart, this is a dating show like many others you've seen before: Blind Date, Dating in the Dark, all the way back to Love Connection in the 1980s. Two people meet, make awkward conversation, and talk about their expectations and desires.

The nude thing is a twist, but not much of one. That is, until things get physical, and the sight of two adults kissing when they're totally nude is rather jarring to watch and will almost definitely make parents uncomfortable if they're watching with younger teens. Participants are thoughtful and genuinely looking for love, but some of the antics that are fine on other dating shows look mighty naughty when everyone's in the buff. This one is for mature teens only, and parents may want to watch before allowing kids to watch alone.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why this dating show got a place on VH1's schedule. What would be more appealing or interesting about a show on which people date in the nude rather than clothed?

  • Why do you suppose the dates on Dating Naked take place on a secluded island? Why couldn't these dates take place anywhere?

  • How do you think participants for this show are screened? Do you think they take any type of contestant or ask for a particular type? What type would that be?

TV details

Genre:Reality TV
TV rating:TV-14

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Teen, 13 years old Written bynicholasmcc September 24, 2015


The show could be better. They still show nudity from the back and have been known to accidently let some front shots be unblurred. Sometimes they talk about sex, other then that kids should be allowed to watch it when there 11 because it's just adults dating, nothing that naked and it's not like its porn.
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Parent Written byBig Jake September 20, 2015

you can smell our butts for miles!

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