If you’ve ever been on a blind date,
the cast of Dating Around‘s experiences will be painfully
relatable. The show follows six singles as they look for love or
maybe just a second date in New York City. It’s not all fireworks
and rose petals: there are plenty of dates cut short, arguments and
disagreements broken out, and even some tears, but all of it feels
It’s a totally different format than a traditional dating show.
There’s no narrator or host, no talking to the cameras, and,
seemingly, not much editing. Dating Around doesn’t foster a
competitive environment, even though the premise encourages the
cast to choose only one person to reconnect with later on. It’s an
interesting, fresh take on the genre one that allows viewers to be
a fly on the wall for what, for all intents and purposes, seems
like real, genuine dates.
But aside from its bracing realism, the series differs from
other dating shows in another key way: it’s noticeably diverse.
Everyone on the show ranges in age, ethnicity, and sexual
orientation, which makes it feel a lot more like the world we
actually live in. Before diving in for yourself, get to know the
Luke is the first bachelor we meet. His friends say he might
look like a bit of a ladies’ man, but in reality he’s a typical
“Southern gentleman” type, and is caring and sweet at his core.
Gurki is a confident divorce who wants a man who’s got a bit of
maturity to him. She has a lot of experience with different kinds
of relationships her parents were even an arranged marriage and are
still together today and is eager to go deep with a worthy
Lex’s friend describes him as the “Asian James Dean” because of
his rock & roll style, complete with tattoos and earrings. He’s
a single gay man hoping to meet someone who meshes well with his
creative lifestyle he works as a theater production designer.
Leonard was married for decades before his wife died, and now
this adorable man is searching for a late-life companion. He used
to be a lawyer, works as a private investigator now, and is ready
to embark on a new chapter.
Sarah is a woman who knows exactly what she wants, especially
after spending time with men she says she gave kindness they didn’t
always deserve. She works as a recruiter for data scientists, and
isn’t afraid to speak her mind.
Mila is an uber chic Valentino employee searching for another
woman to go all-in on a relationship with her friends say she
doesn’t do a ton of casual dating, and is a bit of a serial
monogamist. She’s looking for someone to have a family with
These are the first six people Dating Around is starting out
with, but that’s all it takes to get you hooked. It’s a fascinating
look behind the curtain, and here’s hoping they explore blind dates
with even more people soon.
Source: FS – All – Entertainment – News 2
The 'Dating Around' Cast Will Make Anyone Who Feels Left Out Of Other Dating Shows Feel Seen