Parents' Guide to

Love Connection

By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Dating show updated with more diverse singles, still cheesy.

TV Fox Game Shows 2017
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 18+


I like it very much

This title has:

Great role models
age 18+

Not appropriate for youth in group homes

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (3):

The fact that this show has updated the dating pool to include a more diverse selection of singles simply isn't enough to elevate it from its cheesy roots. This newfangled Love Connection has a slick new set and an amiable host in Andy Cohen, but a lot of the contestants seem less interested in finding love and more interested in just hamming it up on TV. While there are some bawdy moments -- there are jokes about someone's "manhood" and being references to getting drunk and felt up -- this isn't an out-and-out sleazefest like, say, Blind Date or even The Bachelor. But that doesn't mean there's anything genuine about it either, making it a guilty pleasure at best.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: May 25, 2017
  • Cast: Andy Cohen
  • Network: Fox
  • Genre: Game Shows
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 26, 2022

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