Love Broker

Common Sense Media says

Voyeuristic matchmaking show with sexual innuendo, language.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

The series underscores the idea that finding a soulmate is a process that takes time, effort, lots of dates, an open mind, and a non-judgmental attitude. Physical attraction is also important. Some mixed messages about what's really important in a long-term mate.

Positive role models

The matchmakers work hard to find appropriate matches and coach clients during the dating process.

Violence
Not applicable
Sex

Discussions about sexual attraction and having sex are frequent. Words like "banging" and stronger terms are used to describe sexual acts. Contains lots of references about women's breast sizes and other physical attributes. Safe sex, promiscuity, and other issues are also discussed.

Language

Words like "t-ts," "ass," "slut," and "bitch" are audible. Words like "f--k" are bleeped.

Consumerism

The series is a promotional vehicle for Project Soulmate matchmaking services. Designers like Nicole Miller are featured. New York City establishments like Serendipity 3 are visible.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Dates often take place at bars; beer, wine, and cocktail consumption is frequently visible.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this matchmaking series contains some strong sexual references, salty vocab, and conversations about dating and relationships that are inappropriate for young viewers. It is also promotional vehicle for Project Soulmate matchmaking services. Dates often take place at bars, and drinking (beer, wine, cocktails) is visible. While the show stresses the importance of being open-minded, self-confident, and non-judgmental when meeting potential partners, it mixes these messages with conversations about women's physical attributes.

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What's the story?

LOVE BROKER is a reality series starring Lori Zaslow, a professional matchmaker committed to helping men find true love. Zaslow, along with business partner Jennifer Zucher, run Project Soulmate, a service that screens and chooses potential matches for their male clients, and sets them up on blind dates in hopes of finding them that special someone. While Zaslow works hard to find the right women for her clients to meet, she also spends time coaching the men on their dating etiquette and fashion choices. Despite an array of bad dates and failed matches, Zaslow is committed to helping each of her clients find the woman with whom they want to share their lives with.

Is it any good?

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The voyeuristic series offers a behind-the-scenes look at the work that goes into running a professional matchmaking service, as well as the effort that goes into guiding people in their efforts to meet new people. General advice about what to wear and how to act on a first date is also offered.

Zaslow, who is married and has two children, spends much of her time talking about the importance of love and committed relationships. But these conversations are mixed in with blunt talk about breast sizes and sexual acts, and sometimes make you forget that her clients are looking for serious relationships. Bad dates also create some very awkward moments. It's definitely not for kids, but for adults it's definitely a guilty pleasure.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what's appealing about matchmaking shows. Are viewers hoping for a good match, or is the appeal the awkward situations? What's missing from these matchmaking processes?

  • Did you know that matchmaking is a profession that goes back to ancient times? What cultures still rely primarily on matchmakers to bring couples together today? How many people do you think successfully use modern matchmaking and/or dating services? How has the Internet changed the way these services work?

  • What messages does this show send about finding a mate? Are there any gender stereotypes embedded in the show?

TV details

Cast:Bryan Zaslow, Jennifer Zucher, Lori Zaslow
Network:Bravo
Genre:Reality TV
TV rating:TV-14
Available on:Streaming

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Parent Written byJhana March 10, 2012
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Worthless Show

Awful show. None of the characters has any redeeming social value. Even the "star" has a patina of slime. This makes Millionaire Matchmaker seem like high art. Stay away.

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