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Is new Netflix series Dating Around worth watching? What is it about?

We’ve seen many dating shows come and go over the years, but Dating Around looks like it could steal the spotlight on Netflix.

You can’t beat dating show, with endless combinations of both super-sweet romantic dates and catastrophic dinner disasters.

Watching other people attend dates in fascinating – end of. So, here’s everything you need to know about new Netflix series Dating Around and whether it is worth watching.

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Dating Around: Netflix

Dating Around is a brand new series that will air on the entire global Netflix platform. That means you can watch it in the U.K, U.S.A, Canada, Australia or wherever!

However, it is an American production, meaning the restaurant will be located in the States and the first-time daters will all hail from the glorious United States.

We also know it won’t just be heterosexual couples that feature on the show but LGBTQ couples, too.

Dating Around: Release Date and Episodes

What’s the best day of the year to release a new dating series? It’s Valentine’s Day of course.

The new Netflix series will be released on ThursdayFebruary 14th.

It will be the perfect binge before heading out on that big date in the evening. Perhaps you’ll pick up a few tips!

There will be six episodes in total.

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What is Dating Around About?

Each Dating Around episode will see one singleton embark on five separate blind dates. 

The aim of the game is to decide which of the five dates warrants a second dinner.

It’s familiar reality TV territory and bodes most similarities to the U.K’s First Dates – but hey, why change a winning formula!

Be sure to learn a thing or two this Valentine’s Day with Dating Around on Netflix.



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Chris has a First Class Film and Journalism (Joint Honours) degree from De Montfort University and previously studied film at A-level, making him HITC’s resident movie guy. Chris's passion for all things cinema has been with him from a very young age and he has written for a number of publications, from Taste of Cinema to local sites. He has been with HITC for a five years, exploring the world of film and television while looking out for the latest titles to excite and inspire audiences.