Reality TV shows are a great escape from the mundane lives we have. These shows provide a way of entertaining us, whether through romance, adventure, or anything else.

Among the many fantastic reality shows on offer today, the ones that put romantic relationships on the stake are the most exciting to watch. And on that front, 90 Day Fiancé is the gold standard to beat.

90 Day Fiancé showcases international couples that arrive on US soil to decide their lives in front of the cameras. Foreigners travel to the US on a unique 90-day fiancé visa or the K-1 visa and have to marry their partners within those 90 days or return to their native country, leaving their long-distance love behind.

Cultural barriers, family and friends, language barriers — the couples have to overcome all these hurdles to be with their partners in matrimony.


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The show is becoming somewhat of a phenomenon — it garners significant viewership on each passing episode and season. It has even become the most-watched show on TV after the ever-present news and sports.

But, what do we watch in-between seasons of this magnificent entertainment? Well, here are some choices.

'Married At First Sight'

It must be unfathomable for most of us to even be in a relationship, let alone marry someone we've never met before.

But that's precisely the premise of Channel 4's social experiment of a show, Married At First Sight! The show attempts to engage strangers in a marital relationship and see if those relationships last.

The setup is simple — find people willing to get married but do not tell them who they're going to get married to. The partners for each of these candidates are meticulously chosen by relationship experts — through science, no less.

We follow several couples who meet each other for the first time at their wedding venue and are sent to deal with their relationships afterward. The fun part is seeing which scientifically chosen couple withstands the test of time and which marriage falls apart.

The show, which began airing in 2014, has had seven seasons up until now.

'Couples Therapy'

People are usually uncomfortable talking about their relationship issues in public. They want to solve them in private.

But Couples Therapy is a show that brings couples and their problems in front of the camera to document them. Showtime describes the show as being "true documentary filmmaking" and unlike any other reality show.

The show brings to the forefront the real problems couples have in their relationships and their experiences while attending weekly therapy sessions.

Dr. Orna Guralnik attempts to guide these pairs to be honest with themselves, each other, and have a healthy bond to build on.

Couples Therapy is an excellent watch if you want to know the workings of a relationship and the grueling experiences of couples therapy from the comfort of your home. The show is currently in its second season.


Online relationships don't always turn out to be the same in real life. That's basically what MTV's Catfish is about.

The idea of Catfish: The TV Show was built on the documentary movie Catfish. The movie is about Nev Schulman, whose brother and friend document all his interactions with a woman he falls in love with online.

As the movie progresses, Schulman ends up discovering that he was being catfished. So he and his collaborators took up the idea of creating a TV show around the same.

On the show, Schulman, Max Joseph, and more recently Kamie Crawford help people who have fallen in love with someone online test their relationships and their lovers' identities in real life.

The show's first season aired in 2012, and since then, seven more seasons have been created. The eighth and latest season is all virtual, and it is interesting to see how the show functions without the usual traveling and snooping around for the truth.

Besides these, spinoff shows of 90 Day Fiancé90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After and 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way — are also excellent choices if you want to get hooked on something with relationships at the center of the entertainment.