Love at First Bite

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  • 2018
  • 1 Season

Love at First Bite was a reality dating show that premiered on FYI in 2018. The innovative new show brought together two things that many viewers love: food and dating. The premise of Love at First Bite was simple, yet unique: singles were set up and went on a blind date in a restaurant where they ate their meal in complete darkness. The show aimed to challenge the idea that attraction is based solely on appearances, and to explore whether or not love can truly spark at first bite.

Love at First Bite was hosted by comedian and actress Michelle Buteau, who brought her signature humor and wit to the show. Buteau introduced each episode and provided commentary throughout the dates. She also interviewed the daters after their meals to get their firsthand accounts of the experience.

Each episode featured two daters who had been set up by relationship experts. The experts had matched the daters based on common interests and values, rather than on physical attraction. The daters did not know anything about each other before the date, including what they looked like. Once they arrived at the restaurant, they were led to a pitch-black dining room where they were served a multi-course meal. The daters had the opportunity to talk and get to know each other without being distracted by visual cues.

One of the unique and interesting aspects of Love at First Bite was the focus on the sensory experience of eating. Because the daters couldn't see what they were eating, they were forced to rely on their other senses, such as taste and smell, to fully enjoy the meal. This created a sense of intimacy and connection between the daters, as they shared their experiences with each other.

After the meal, the daters were brought back into the light to see each other for the first time. This moment was always filled with anticipation and excitement, as the daters had formed a connection without being able to see each other. The reveal was often filled with surprises, as the daters sometimes looked very different than what the other had imagined.

Once the daters had seen each other, they had the option to continue their date in a more traditional setting. The show explored whether or not the initial connection made in the dark room would translate to a real-life date. Some daters felt an immediate spark and continued seeing each other after the show. Others found that the connection couldn't survive outside of the pitch-black dining room.

Throughout the season, Love at First Bite featured a diverse range of daters from different backgrounds and walks of life. The show aimed to be inclusive and representative of all types of people looking for love. The daters tackled a variety of topics, including their past experiences with dating and relationships, their career goals, and their personal passions.

One of the standout aspects of Love at First Bite was the creativity of the restaurants featured on the show. The restaurants created unique menus specifically for the blind dates, showcasing their culinary skills and imagination. Some of the standout dishes included a seafood tower, a curry lamb entrée, and a deconstructed s'mores dessert.

Love at First Bite was a charming and unique addition to the world of dating shows. The concept of eating in the dark was a fascinating twist on the classic blind date trope, and the show approached the topic of love and attraction with a refreshing sense of inclusivity and openness. The daters were all likable and relatable, and viewers were rooting for them to find love. Overall, Love at First Bite was an entertaining and heartwarming show that proved that sometimes, love can indeed be found at first bite.

Love at First Bite is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (7 episodes). The series first aired on January 22, 2018.

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Seasons
When John Met Karen
7. When John Met Karen
February 12, 2018
Although their first meeting included Karen scolding John for making a mess in the pastry department, things were smooth sailing after that.
When Elise Met Anna
6. When Elise Met Anna
February 5, 2018
Unsatisfied with their careers, Elise and Anna did the unthinkable. They opened up a restaurant in Brooklyn when they were 25 and remained the only employees the entire time the restaurant was open.
When Adam Met Jackie
5. When Adam Met Jackie
February 5, 2018
Adam swears he fell in love with Jackie at first sight; they work side by side in Portland restaurant kitchens before opening up their own place; the couple does everything they can to stay open while facing economic hardship.
When Nina Met Larry
4. When Nina Met Larry
January 29, 2018
Nina turns down Larry's date offers too many times to count before she finally gives in, resulting in a restaurant power couple; the two open Compere Lapin in New Orleans and quickly become the talk of the town.
When Gavin Met Linda
3. When Gavin Met Linda
January 29, 2018
Gavin and Linda moved across the world only to end up in Gavin's hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Opening one of the city's most acclaimed restaurants, Spoon & Stable, the two are building an empire of elevated French dining.
When Souhui Met Ben
2. When Souhui Met Ben
January 22, 2018
It was an intense like at first sight, when carpenter Ben, met young chef, Sohui. After a memorable night of Osso Buco, the couple knew they had something special.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
January 22, 2018
Vivian didn't like Ben when she first met him, but they eventually ended up together and went on to open up the first table-service restaurant in Vivian's hometown in North Carolina. The restaurant is a huge success, however, small town entrepreneurship has its ups and downs.
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Where to Watch Love at First Bite
Love at First Bite is available for streaming on the FYI website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Love at First Bite on demand at Amazon, Vudu, FYI, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 22, 2018