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Fans React To Netflix’s ‘Perfect Match', The ‘Hunger Games’ Of Dating

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By Kristin Myers on February 3, 2023 at 10:30 AM EST

Fans of Netflix reality shows have a lot of thoughts about "Perfect Match," which one contestant described as the "Hunger Games" of dating.

The show cast 23 Netflix alum from various shows, including "Love Is Blind," "The Circle," "Too Hot To Handle," among others.

As the tagline reads, "Starting this Valentine's Day, all is fair in lust and war when Netflix's hottest singles return for the ultimate dating competition series!"

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Netflix's 'Perfect Match' Says 'All Is Fair In Lust And War'

Chase DeMoor from season 2 of "Too Hot To Handle" posing shirtless
Instagram | Chase DeMoor

According to the official Netflix description, "Perfect Match brings together the most famously single stars of Netflix’s unscripted series (Love Is Blind, The Ultimatum, Too Hot To Handle, The Mole, Selling Tampa, The Circle, Twentysomethings: Austin, and Sexy Beasts) to a tropical paradise in an attempt to find love."

"As they compete to form relationships, the most compatible couples will play matchmaker, breaking up other couples and sending them on dates with brand-new singles they’ll invite to the villa. Will they create better matches, or will they create chaos? In this over-the-top journey of strategy and dating hosted by Nick Lachey, only one couple will be crowned the Perfect Match."

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Francesca Farago models her new lingerie
Instagram | Francesca Farago
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"Love Is Blind" fans will recognize faces from all three seasons, including, Bartise Bowden, Damian Powers, Diamond Jack, Lauren "LC" Chamblin, and Shayne Jansen. "The Circle" fans will recognize The Circle's Calvin Crooks, Mitchell Eason, Nick Uhlenhuth, Joey Sasso, and Savannah Palacio. Ines Tazi, who appeared in "The Circle: France," has also been cast.

Chloe Veitch, who appeared in season 1 of "Too Hot To Handle" before later being cast in "The Circle," is also on board. "Too Hot To Handle" contestants from seasons one to three will also appear, including, Chase DeMoor, Francesca Farago, Georgia Hassarati, and Izzy Fairthrone.

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Bartise Bowden
Instagram | Bartise Bowden
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Other cast members include "The Mole"'s Dom Gabriel and Will Richardson, "Selling Tampa"'s Anne-Sophie Petit-Frere and Colony Reeves, "Sexy Beast"'s Snow, "The Ultimatum"'s Zay Wilson, and "Twentysomethings"' Abbey Humphreys,

On Thursday, Netflix finally dropped the trailer for the new reality series, which looks every bit as chaotic as fans probably expect it to be.

Some Users Are NOT Looking Forward To This!

Fans had a variety of reactions to the new trailer, which was released on YouTube on Thursday, February 2.

“I hate that I’m seeing familiar faces but really I’m going to watch because I just am. I see people from Too Hot To Handle, Love is Blind, and shockingly ARE YOU THE ONE?! Omg, I actually want to see the AYTO people! Again I hate it but I’m interested and will watch it. Hopefully, it’s not 100% fake lol,” one fan commented.

“Another train wreck dating reality show/competition. I won't be watching, this is likely one of the reasons why people are canceling their Netflix subscriptions and jumping over to other streaming services,” another user wrote.

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Chloe Veitch from "Too Hot To Handle" and "The Circle"
Instagram | Chloe Veitch

The trailer was also posted to the “Love Is Blind” Instagram page, where fans were not any more receptive to “Perfect Match” than they were on YouTube. “Alright, they’re doing too much now. Nick & Vanessa are not trying to match couples in love. They’re trying to create chaos,” one follower commented.

“Love is Blind is about love and an emotional connection and this is the complete opposite, just about looks and lust,” another follower chimed in, although it’s worth noting that love and lust can basically be described as the plot of “Too Hot To Handle.”

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Shayne Jansen posing shirtless
Instagram | Shayne Jansen

“This looks absolutely awful. Am I going to watch it anyways? Absolutely,” another fan shared. “Wait how is this Love is Blind? This show looks awful. I like watching Love is Blind but I won't watch this. It's not even the same show wtf,” another follower wrote.

One fan said they had “VERY HIGH expectations for this series,” to which the “Love Is Blind” Instagram account replied, “Get ready.” Another user commented, ‘It’s just that my maximum obsession will be to see Francesca Farago.” The "Love Is Blind" account replied, “Understandable!!”

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Francesca Farago shares Christmas thirst trap with a candy cane
Instagram | Francesca Farago

The first four episodes of "Perfect Match" will be available to stream on Netflix on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14. Additional episodes will become available on Tuesday, February 21, and Tuesday, February 28.

Netflix reality show fans should also keep an eye out for the "Love Is Blind" season 3 After the Altar special.

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