Reality dating shows have always satisfied the part of me that likes seeing the ridiculous heights production will reach trying to make "unscripted" reality look authentic. There's also a small part of me that doesn't want to miss the chance to see actual love blossom between people in unusual circumstances. But as a Black woman watching dating shows like Love Island or The Bachelor , the experience is more like a roller coaster of dread, anticipating the moment where the Black women cast will suffer microaggressions, get painted as villains with heinous edits, or worse, be forced to endure the strain of being thought of as undesirable. Some people would say this is the fear for any woman on a dating show, but let's all be honest with ourselves: it's different for Black women. Any Black viewer probably goes through the same watching experience: you feel excitement at seeing a Black woman in the crowd, then you immediately want her to leave because you already know it's not going to go well.
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Love Island is one of the biggest shows in the UK right now. Millions of people tune in every night to watch contestants laying it on factor 50 thick and getting pied on national television. But the show is a completely different viewing experience for people who are familiar with subtle racism in the dating game.