Get Up On This With Jensen Karp: Dating Around – Netflix Original Series

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Every Thursday morning Jensen Karp brings our attention to something that we may not know about yet or something we may have overlooked in the past.

Now it's time to "Get Up On This."

This week Jensen introduces us to Dating Around, a Netflix Original Series that follows 6 single individuals dating in New York. Each episode focuses on one single as they go on 5 different blind dates. Edited together to seem like one night, we see them endure awkward moments, bad jokes and the cringe-worthy moments that we’ve all felt while going on actual dates. We also get to see genuine moments of flirting and real chemistry as they occur.

When you hear a title like this you might immediately think of The Bachelor. Fortunately, many critics are actually calling this show the Anti-Bachelor, since it takes a more documentary style approach. Dating Around is a more realistic approach, ditching the overly produced and fabricated "dates" of a reality TV dating show. There’s no blatant female gaze, no over the top trips to exotic destinations and no gossip or fighting among cast members.

Dating Around is a real in-depth look at the current modern-day dating experience of swiping left or right. This is the perfect TV show for the online dating era.

Dating Around is perfect binge-watching material. It follows straight and homosexual daters and it even has an episode with a 60-year-old widower who goes on dates for a very sweet and touching episode. It was released on Valentine’s Day, as more and more people learn of it's actual premise and realism, it’s gaining more and more popularity.