TLC’s ‘Find Love Live’ live-streamed dating show will make you cringe – Insider – INSIDER
- TLC’s new show “Find Love Live” features live-streamed matchmaking sessions.
- A single person meets three prospective dates and has to choose one on camera in real time, making for an entertaining but cringe-worthy experience.
- During the first episode, which aired on May 10, 27-year-old Shamonique talked briefly with three single men and decided who she wanted to go on a live-streamed first date with next week.
- Viewers were allowed to give their opinion of who she should choose, and Shamonique ended up going with the man with the most viewer votes.
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“I’m a carnivore. I’ll eat you up, OK?” 27-year-old salon manager Shamonique said on-screen, while I sat in my home office cringing.
Shamonique, who goes by the nickname Shae, wasn’t talking to me, but to an undisclosed audience of Americans who were watching her livestreamed date in real-time as part of TLC’s new show “Find Love Live.”
Every Sunday, two single people are introduced to three prospective dates via a livestream, and anyone with an internet connection can see the aftermath. Show host Sukanya Krishnan, a news anchor, walks each single through the process, and viewers can sound off on Twitter about their thoughts on the dates and who the single should ultimately pick.
Originally, the show was meant to be an in-person experiment, much like TLC’s hit show “90-Day Fiance,” Jason Sarlanis, TLC’s SVP of Development, told Insider. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, the show’s producers had to think of a new