A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Dating isn't easy.
Positive Role Models
People are polite and mostly respectful to one another.
Violence & Scariness
Occasionally illness, death discussed.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Strong sexual references; virginity mentioned; kissing visible.
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Words like "hell," "ass"; bleeped curses with mouths blurred.
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Products & Purchases
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Wine, champagne, cocktails consumed.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that First Dates is a reality dating show that contains lots of sexual innuendo (no big surprise!), including brief discussions about virginity and having sex. There's some strong language (curses bleeped, mouths blurred) and lots of drinking. Conversations often feature mature themes like bad relationships, illness, and death. Like most dating and romance reality series, it's not intended for kids.
Is It Any Good?
This series, based on a British reality show, reveals how singles from all walks of life navigate their way through the nervous, fun, and awkward moments of blind dates. Despite the cameras, most of the exchanges between the daters feel genuine. Some clumsily make their way through the experience, while others are comfortable with the process. All go into the experience with the hope that there's a spark between them.
There are some entertainingly uncomfortable moments thanks to individuals who are extremely ill at ease or so overly confident that they become a dating nightmare. However, these are offset by those who make a connection with each other, sometimes unexpectedly. Throughout it all, First Dates reminds us that looking for someone to connect with isn't always easy, but if you're willing to put yourself out there, it may lead to something positive.
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