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Meet or Delete

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Dating game with a twist; OK for older teens.

TV mtvU Reality TV 2006
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Even though the gist of this MTV reality show is nothing new (a contestant selects a dating partner from a diverse pool of three candidates) and the show itself is ho-hum, the concept behind it is intriguing. As you might expect, the results are usually hilarious -- and, sometimes, a little bit creepy -- with even the most normal-looking people never failing to disappoint.

Although the show delves into some sexually charged topics that younger kids ought to skip, Meet or Delete does offer a positive message, albeit in a roundabout way. Since most of the contestants who come on the show to choose a mate decide to "delete" people with serious red flags (like pornography addictions or lingering crushes on ex-girlfriends), it subtly shows older teens that online indiscretions aren't likely to bear much fruit when it comes to the world of dating. The show's concept is kind of cool -- and it might make you think twice about your own Internet activity.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: May 10, 2006
  • Network: mtvU
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 28, 2022

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