In February 2019, Netflix sashayed into the world of dating reality programming with ‘Dating Around’ and never looked back. Since then, it has produced hits like ‘Love is Blind,’ and ‘Too Hot to Handle,’ and is planning on widening its menu. ‘Dating Around’ is based on a simple concept where an individual goes on multiple blind dates to find the one he/she feels romantically connected to. Surprisingly, the show was lauded for its warm-hearted vibe, seemingly authentic first-dates, interesting contestants and slick editing, and became one of the network’s top dating shows of 2019.
Over two seasons, the show has earned a spot in the guilty pleasure binge-watch category because of its one-of-a-kind premise and unique contestants. Now fans of the show must be wondering: Will there be a ‘Dating Around’ season 3? Let’s find out!
Dating Around Season 3 Release Date
‘Dating Around’ season 2 premiered in its entirety on June 12, 2020, on Netflix. It consists of six episodes of 25-30 minutes each.
The second season premiered in the time of social-distancing and managed to satiate the appetite of the genre fans. Netflix has not yet confirmed if the show will be renewed for another season. However, Netflix’s chief of unscripted programming, Brandon Riegg, spoke to Vulture regarding the network’s plans for its reality shows.
“Part of the goal is, we’re trying to provide something for everyone and unscripted is probably the broadest content genre that’s out there, right?” Riegg said. “It’s everything from game shows to docuseries to these big competition formats. We’re working hard to get all of that covered and do the best shows in those various categories.” Although the show couldn’t manage the hype of ‘Love is Blind,’ the fresh approach and addictive nature of the series might prove to be a catalyst for the renewal of the show for a third season. Once that happens, we expect ‘Dating Around’ season 3 to release sometime in 2021, on Netflix.
Dating Around Season 3 Cast: Who can be in it?
The show features 6 singletons who go on blind dates to find their one true love. Here are the contestants of season 2: Mama’s boy Justin has always dated party girls but is now ready to start a family. Ben is shy and nervous but once he opens up, you can see why he is “too good for this world.” Fresh off a heartbreak, Deva is a bisexual queen who is fierce, guarded, and kind. Heather is honest, confident, and wears her heart on her sleeves.
Brandon is the sweet and nice guy-next-door looking for the guy he can come home to. Demi is looking forward to breaking her streak of dating bad guys by finding a kind-hearted and understanding man. As it’s a reality show, season 3 will feature an altogether new cast comprising singles who are looking for long-lasting love.
What is Dating Around About?
The show follows six individuals as they embark upon a journey to find their soulmate. Each episode features one blind-dater who goes on five blind dates, set up by the production. All the dates happen consecutively and in the same venue. The blind dates include people from different walks of life, diverse ethnicity, age, and orientation. During the dates, the individuals get to know each other more by sharing their likes, dislikes, family background, the type of people they like to hang out with, and other things. After the dates, the dater selects one of the five blind-dates and goes on a second date with the individual. As it’s a reality show, all the seasons will more or less follow the same format.