Parents' Guide to

Moving In

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Humiliating dating competition sends negative messages.

TV MTV Reality TV 2010
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The series offers a disturbing view of what some people consider appropriate behavior when it comes to dating and relationships. It also sends some questionable messages about how to appropriately guide young adults when faced with decisions about who to spend their time with.

Granted, some of the cast's reactions appear a bit orchestrated for the cameras. It is also hard to believe that the individuals vying for the chance to stay with their significant other would put up with some of the antics featured here. If the show had a bit more humor, it would feel more like playful fun, but with all the arguing and quasi-violence, the show sometimes takes a bitter tone. The biggest question here is whether a person who must turn to their parents to make this kind of decision for them should really be dating at all.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: October 29, 2010
  • Network: MTV
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-PG
  • Last updated: February 25, 2022

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