Dating Naked

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  • TV-14
  • 2014
  • 3 Seasons
  • 4.5  (744)

Dating Naked is a reality television show that aired on VH1 from 2014-2016. The show was hosted by Amy Paffrath and later Rocsi Diaz, and featured contestants who are looking for love in the most unconventional way possible. The premise of the show is simple: Two singles are paired together and sent on a date, with the catch being that they’re completely naked.

The show has been described as a combination of Survivor and The Bachelor, but with a unique twist. The contestants have to get to know each other without any clothes on, which makes for some interesting moments. The nakedness is meant to be a way for the contestants to take down their guards and be themselves, not putting anything up as a barrier. The show wants to show us that in order to find true love, we need to be vulnerable, open and honest with ourselves and others.

Dating Naked has been praised for its body positive message, with contestants of all shapes and sizes shedding their clothes and embracing their bodies. The show has been commended for its efforts to promote body positivity and acceptance, particularly in a culture where the idea of a “perfect” body is often glorified.

The show premiered with 11 contestants, four men and seven women, who had all come to look for love in paradise. Each episode featured two singles who were sent on a date to participate in some kind of experience, like swimming with sharks or going to a vineyard to crush grapes. The contestants would get to know each other on this date and then would have the choice to continue seeing each other, or go separate ways.

What makes the show even more interesting is that the contestants are completely stripped of technology, meaning they can't check their phones or laptops like in everyday life. They have to interact with each other wholeheartedly and try to form connections with each other by communicating and making memories together.

Throughout the course of the show, issues like jealousy, trust, and insecurities arise. There were breakups and makeups, some contestants left while new ones came in, and yet overall, the show’s theme of being open and honest with one another prevailed through these ups and downs.

Amy Paffrath was the original host of the show, and her humor and witty comments made her the perfect fit for this unconventional show. Rocsi Diaz, however, took the show to a whole new level with her charisma and charm. Her beautiful demeanor and attitude just added to the overall vibe of the show.

So is Dating Naked more than just a gimmick? That's the question that many viewers ask after watching a few episodes. Well, it certainly has its moments when it feels as if it is just there for the shock value of the nudity, but it is more than that. It is a show that preaches authenticity and self-love.

The show is now off the air, but it left a lasting legacy of accepting other’s body and being comfortable with it. There's no denying that the show has had an impact on pop culture, and many people have praised it for its body positivity and genuine message about the importance of being comfortable in one's own skin.

In conclusion, Dating Naked was a show that was more meaningful than people give it credit for. The show provided a unique perspective on how to find love and taught us that people come in all shapes and sizes, but in the end, it’s truly what's on the inside that counts.

Dating Naked is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (33 episodes). The series first aired on July 17, 2014.

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Returns & Exchanges
12. Returns & Exchanges
September 14, 2016
In the third-season finale, David and Natalie reveal their choices.
Chakras & Awe
11. Chakras & Awe
September 7, 2016
With two serious Keepers in the mix and upcoming new dates, David and Natalie must dig deep and decide what their relationship means to them.
Kiss & Don't Tell
10. Kiss & Don't Tell
August 31, 2016
Natalie and David's relationship is taken to the next level. Natalie is torn between party boy Nick, and romantic Mike. David attempts to keep his head above water with his new dates, marine biologist Martha, and crazy-girl Helen.
Hit It & Quit It
9. Hit It & Quit It
August 24, 2016
Natalie has a connection with a stuntman. Later, David hits it off with a model.
Reset and Game On
8. Reset and Game On
August 17, 2016
Friction between Natalie and David boils over. David is vulnerable as he performs aerial yoga with Noelle while Natalie ends up in a sticky situation with Tommy.
Pub Crawls & Great Balls
7. Pub Crawls & Great Balls
August 10, 2016
David spends time with his tribal-dance partner and Italian-cooking classmate; and Natalie entertains a former "guido" and a well-endowed man. Later, David and Natalie strengthen their connection.
Lap Dances & Second Chances
6. Lap Dances & Second Chances
August 3, 2016
Natalie goes out with an exotic dancer and a tall ginger. Meanwhile, David meets beautiful Jaclyn, and feisty Varshay.
Shark Bait & Heart Breaks
5. Shark Bait & Heart Breaks
July 27, 2016
Natalie goes swimming in shark infested waters with culturally-confused, Daveed and hits the outdoor gym with muscular JT. David's connection with his keeper, Sarah, is in question when he brings Alexis and Ashley back to the house.
Vamps & Gramps
4. Vamps & Gramps
July 20, 2016
Natalie's date, Tweed, is on the defense from the get go, while her other date, Bob, is old enough to be her grandfather. She realizes Sam isn't who she thinks he is. David's date with Ona is an emotional rollercoaster, and his second date, Kendra, has a naughty side.
Drag & Drop
3. Drag & Drop
July 13, 2016
Nicole becomes jealous when David brings two women to the house; Natalie's feelings for Zakk intensify, but Zakk's insecurity takes over when he's introduced to the two new men in Natalie's life.
Two-Faces & Suitcases
2. Two-Faces & Suitcases
July 6, 2016
David considers sending Nadica home. Later, Natalie must choose between a new dater and another man.
Stripped & Searching
1. Stripped & Searching
June 29, 2016
Natalie and David arrive in Bora Bora ready to strip down to find love.
Where to Watch Dating Naked
Dating Naked is available for streaming on the VH1 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dating Naked on demand at BET+ and Apple TV Channels, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 17, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    4.5  (744)