'Love Is Blind' back on Netflix for series 3 this year as huge new line-up of reality dating shows announced

·TV Reporter, Yahoo Entertainment UK
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Deepti chose to look for someone who valued her more. (Netflix)
Love Is Blind will be back later this year. (Netflix)

Love Is Blind fans have been handed some good news by Netflix - the hit US dating series will return for season three this year, with an update on the love lives of the most recent cast also on the cards and two further series confirmed.

The extreme dating format isn't the only reality romance series to look forward to on Netflix, as another seven shows in the same genre have also been announced - including a second chance at love series that features a mash-up of contestants from various other titles.

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Series one of Love Is Blind was a hit for the streaming service when it launched in early 2020, but the pandemic meant that a second season was slow to arrive, eventually debuting last month.

Will Natalie and Shayne ever be happy together? (Netflix)
Will Natalie and Shayne ever be happy together? (Netflix)

Fans can look forward to new episodes of Love Is Blind: After the Altar, which catches up with the contestants after the series end and discovers who's still together, with viewers sure to be hoping for a reconciliation between season two favourites Shayne and Natalie.

There will also be a short wait to meet a new group of singles hoping to find love by dating without meeting until they get engaged, as series three is back at Netflix later this year, and series four and five have been confirmed, visiting new US cities away from the usual Chicago setting.

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New dating series The Ultimatum begins on Netflix on 6 April, which features couples where one person is ready to get married and the other isn't quite sure as they all live together for a week and then choose a partner from another couple to live with for the show, before making their final decision on whether to marry, split or recouple.

Too Hot To Handle is still going strong. (Netflix)
Too Hot To Handle is still going strong. (Netflix)

It will be followed by a same-sex couples series of The Ultimatum later in the year and Netflix has also announced plenty of other romance reality series to look forward to.

Australian series Love On The Spectrum, following autistic people navigating the world of relationships, gets a US series and Too Hot To Handle, a kind of sex-ban Love Island, returns for season four.

Indian Matchmaking sees matchmaker Sima Taparia back to broker more marriages for season two with a third confirmed, and we'll also get spin-off series Jewish Matchmaking which follows the same format and features singles in the US and Israel.

Indian Matchmaking will return for series 2. (Netflix)
Indian Matchmaking will return for series 2. (Netflix)

New series Dated and Related welcomes siblings serving as each other's wingman in their search for love, but will having the person who knows them best be helpful in dating or just plain awkward?

Finally, dating show fans will be looking forward to the mother of all series in a currently untitled project that sees Love Is Blind host Nick Lachey welcoming back unlucky-in-love contestants from other Netflix series including Too Hot To Handle, Love Is Blind, The Circle, Selling Tampa and others as they get a second chance at finding their perfect match.

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