A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The participants on the show are sincerely looking for love, but the format of the show encourages jealousy 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.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.