VH1 has greenlit a show called Naked Dating which is—apparently—doing away with the silly little notion of putting on clothes before being introduced to someone new. Instead, contestants on the show (who are looking for the one) will be totally naked when they meet, so their… personality can shine through? I don’t know.
Here’s The Hollywood Reporter’s description of the show, which is less a show and more a bold-faced attempt at winning one day of the ratings war. (Because yes, everyone will tune in for the first episode and then VH1 can be like “Ohhh, look how well we did.” This is literal television clickbait.)
Each episode will feature a man and a woman as they each date two different — and naked — suitors. The series will explore the art of romance — free of preconceived notions, stereotypes and, yes, clothing. At the end of every hourlong episode, the two romance-seekers analyze what they’ve learned from their dates — and themselves — before deciding whether to move forward with their potential love matches.
‘Kay. Now here’s VH1′s Executive VP of Original Programming and Production Susan Levison lying to you about how it’s not clickbait.
At first, this seems like a show that’s all about a noisy, provocative hook — and we embrace that. But when you go deeper, it’s really about something that we can all relate to — the search for true love. It’s also a series with heart and masterful storytelling — both earmarks of an engaging, must-watch show.
I’ll admit, I too am searching for true love. But I can’t relate to stripping down naked and meeting a stranger in an attempt to find it. Maybe you are different than me, though?
[Naked Couple via Shutterstock]