’90 Day Fiancé’ Is the Most Successful Reality Dating Series

Amid a slew of dating shows with various premises, 90 Day Fiancé has seen the greatest success rate for couples. The reality TV series chronicles the 90 days in which couples must wed when one partner is immigrating to the U.S. The show’s creator, Matt Sharp, says the idea for 90 Day Fiancé formed when he heard about Americans looking for love overseas.

The singles often spend time virtually dating before traveling great distances to meet in person. This commonly leads to a proposal, and the couple begins the process of applying for the K-1 visa. Once they hit U.S. soil, they have 90 days to marry. 

How ’90 Day Fiancé’ compares to other dating shows’ success rates

90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way: Steven and Alina have breakfast in Turkey
’90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way’: Steven and Alina have breakfast in Turkey | TLC

90 Day Fiancé has, by far, the greatest success rate of shows in its genre. In a March 2021 report, Slots Up showed the series had a 75% success rate, with a large lead on the runnerup.

Love Is Blind came in second with a 50% success rate, followed by Married at First Sight with 30%. Fan favorites The Bachelorette and The Bachelor came in with 29% and 4% success rates. 

In real terms, those percentages mean that although The Bachelor has featured 25 couples, only one couple remains together. Comparatively, 90 Day Fiancé has seen 37 couples start the show and 28 remain together. 

The series has been a hit for TLC, too, spawning 18 spinoffs, TV Insider reports.

Why is the show so successful?

One of the keys to the TLC show’s high success rate is that couples are in real relationships when they apply to appear in the series. The rules state it is not a matchmaking show. And couples must already be together and pursuing a K-1 visa when they audition.

Therefore, it’s important to note the couples on 90 Day Fiancé are already in relationships. So, whereas dating shows such as Love Is Blind, Married at First Sight, and The Bachelorette/Bachelor feature single people trying to find love, 90 Day Fiancé comprises couples already intending to marry.

Which ’90 Day Fiancé’ couples are still together?

Dozens of 90 Day Fiancé couples are still married.

From Season 1, Russ and Paola now live in Miami and welcomed their son, Axel, in 2019. In addition, Alan and Kirlyam are still married and living in North Carolina with their two sons, Liam and Enzo. Likewise, Louis and Aya are still together, as are Mike and Aziza. 

Follow-up seasons have seen similar success rates.

Season 2’s Justin and Evelin, Brett and Daya, and Danny and Amy are still coupled.

Season 3’s Melanie and Devar, Loren and Alexei, Kyle and Noon, Fernando and Carolina, and Josh and Aleksandra are also still together.

Matt and Alla and Chantel and Pedro from season 4 are both still married, as are Elizabeth and Andrei, Evelyn and David, David and Annie, and Josh and Aika from season 5. 

Season 6 has the lowest success rate so far, with Eric and Leida the only couple still together.

Michael and Angela, Blake and Jasmin, Mursel and Anna, and Robert and Anny of season 7 are all still married.

The same is true for Season 8’s Rebecca and Zied, Brandon and Julia, Hazel and Tarik, and Yara and Jovi.

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