7 Shows Like ‘Too Hot to Handle’

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The summer of love is only just getting started. Too Hot to Handle has launched its steamy sophomore season at Netflix, introducing a handful of hot new singles who just can’t keep their hands off one another. If you’re yearning for another summer fling of a TV show just like Too Hot to Handle, there are plenty of other fish in the sea. Get your bikini, swim shorts, and sunscreen ready for more summery dating game shows just like Too Hot to Handle streaming on Netflix, Hulu, and more.

The premise of Too Hot to Handle is the antithesis of most other dating shows: instead of finding love and acting on desire, the players have to do the exact opposite. They can’t touch, kiss, or, God forbid, have sex with one another. Every time they break the rules, they lose cash from the big pool they’re set to split at the end. The idea behind this restriction is that without physical desire, the singles will have to face their commitment issues with deeper, intimate conversations about love and their futures together.

Looking for more steamy game shows like Too Hot to Handle? Don’t worry — Netflix and other streaming services have plenty to offer. Here are seven reality series just like Too Hot to Handle:


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‘The Circle’

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The Circle may just be, in fact, the exact opposite of Too Hot to Handle. Instead of tossing a bunch of hot young people in one confined space together, this Netflix reality series isolates them into their own individual rooms. There, they’re forced to compete in a social media challenge full of catfishing, texting, and emojis. Even though every party is on its own in The Circle, there’s still plenty of room for flirtatious banter and online romances. And yes, that’s Chloe Veitch pictured above — she was in the first season of Too Hot to Handle, and took her Essex wittiness to Season 2 of The Circle. Crossover alert!

Stream The Circle on Netflix


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‘Are You the One?’

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Photo: Netflix

Are You the One? presents a seemingly easy task: 10 guys and 10 girls are shipped off to an island together, and after a rigorous matchmaking course, they’ve got ten weeks to figure out who on the island is The One. Sounds doable, right? Wrong. They’ll need to compete in minigames, have intimate one-on-one discussions, and piece the puzzle together if they want a chance at winning the cash prize. Plenty of steamy drama ensues. A recent season of Are You The One? invited 20 folks with fluid sexualities on the show, breaking new ground in the realm of reality dating TV.

Where to watch Are You the One?


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‘Love is Blind’

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Another series to delay touching until the very last moment, Netflix’s Love is Blind gained massive popularity last year when it dropped on the platform. The series follows a handful of singles who confront their issues with dating by …marrying a person they’ve never actually met before? Sounds like a good idea. The singles meet in pods where they can only hear one another, filtering through until they find their perfect match. Then, when they’ve settled on their true love, they finally get to see what they look like IRL. Better hope they’ve picked a good one, because it’s ’till death do them part from that point forward.

Stream Love is Blind on Netflix


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‘Bachelor in Paradise’

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More hot people on an island reserved for romance! Bachelor in Paradise tosses together old competitors from The Bachelor and The Bachelorette for a second chance at love, all sent pining for matrimony at a secluded locale in Mexico. Each week, contestants eliminate one another and new folks join the game. If you want to stay on the island, you’ll have to wine and dine your way to the top to win. Bachelor in Paradise just tapped a handful of new hosts to board Season 7 of the love boat, so catch up now before the saga begins again.

Where to watch Bachelor in Paradise


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‘Love Island’

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Love Island sounds like an alternative title for nearly every show on this list, including Too Hot to Handle. The premise is, in fact, as simple as the title: a handful of young singles shack up in a villa on a beachy island, and in an elimination-style game, battle it out by making love or war. The UK show has inspired a handful of spinoffs like Love Island USA and Love Island Australia. And if that’s not enough, it’s worth noting that each season of Love Island packs a hefty amount of episodes (some are up in the 50s!), so the series is ripe for a summer binge session.

Stream Love Island on Hulu


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‘Siesta Key’

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Siesta Key invites a handful of troubled young singles to a secluded locale right by Sarasota, Florida, where they’ll work out their issues in love, dating, and sex together. These young folks are forced to confront adulthood as they come of age, spending the summer together in their sun-drenched hometown as they grow older. As they start to get romantically involved with one another, nothing is off-limits in their heart-to-heart discussions of class, sexuality, and more.

Where to watch Siesta Key


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‘Summer House’

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Photo: Bravo

Bravo’s Summer House throws a handful of affluent New Yorkers into one mega-mansion in Montauk to enjoy booze-filled days in the sun. Old friends become lovers, lovers break up, and all in all, they let loose. The nine friends trek up to the house on long weekends over the summer, enjoying booze-filled brunches, charity galas, bonfires, and plenty of other luxurious events on their Long Island playground.

Where to watch Summer House

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