Parents' Guide to

Perfect Match

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Silly, boozy dating contest has familiar faces, cursing.

Perfect Match TV show: Diverse male and female cast members sit on beach playing spin the bottle.

A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 1 parent review

age 15+

*SPOILERS* This is my new favorite reality show. I was so hooked and I can’t tell you how many times my jaw dropped from all the plot twists. However, I think bringing in Bartise to the show was a huge mistake given the fact that watching him in love is blind you can tell he is super emotionally abusive. He reminds me of most my ex’s and it’s obvious how he’s manipulative, controlling, and gas lights. He seems like the kind of guy that’s charming but once you get to know him he’s super toxic and everything has to be his way or he’s done. I felt bad for every girl he’s ever dated on reality tv and I loved how Abbey was at least able to recognize his red flags for once. I was like “YES FINALLY” It was hard for me to believe you would bring someone like him on the show Considering what the end game is. Never the less though it’s definitely worth watching.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (2 ):

The over-the-top series features people who barely know each other coupling up while trying to keep the other contestants from making a true love match. Starting from their first meeting, Perfect Match contestants flirt, kiss multiple people, have lovers quarrels, and try to make each other jealous, despite the fact that they don't really know each other or have any real commitment between them. Meanwhile, those who make it into "the boardroom" use it to create drama for the couples who seem to really hit it off. The matchmaking process is the show's main source of entertainment, given that the couplings are superficial and short lived, and most of the show consists of the contestants' endless banter about themselves and what they are looking for in a partner. It's a ridiculous premise, a fact that's underscored by the contestants, who insist that they are using the opportunity to find real love. Overall, Perfect Match is less an indulgent guilty pleasure than a silly, hedonistic project meant to promote Netflix reality shows and the people who appear on them.

TV Details

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate