"Dating Naked" Reality TV show
25 Sep 2016 20:40 #10337
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This week, I started watching a new reality TV show that is currently on its third season on VH1 called “Dating Naked”. The show is about a man and a woman who are put on a tropical Island for 10 weeks where they will meet 2 new people per week. Each week, the man and woman choose one person to be their “Keeper,” meaning that they will stay in the house with them for another week, while the other two of their dates get eliminated from the show.
The contestants go on dates while naked, hang around the house altogether while naked, and have their elimination rounds while naked. Because this is a dating show where contestants spend a lot of time together, a lot of feelings get attached and drama arises many times in the house. The idea of “naked dating” is for the contestants to be as comfortable and as open with each other as possible while on their dates.When I saw the first episode, I thought it might have been the most awkward show I have ever watched. But then, I started to remember that it couldn’t have possibly been able to imagine how awkward it was for the contestants on the show. It’s also extremely awkward, because they only go on one date with each person, and then after that, the person just kind of sticks around until elimination, while the main person goes on dates with other people. This makes it really difficult for the contestants to make a solid connection with the main person.
I also noticed that the male lead role gets a lot more intimate and sexual with his contestants, while the female lead role is a lot more reserved with hers. I believe that society’s expected gender roles plays a big part in this. It is more socially acceptable for men to be promiscuous on television, and not women.
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