“That’s kinda crazy.” Today, Oxygen has announced their new online dating series Virtually in Love will premiere in May.
The series follows real people who are traveling to meet the person they’ve been dating online face-to-face for the first time.
From Oxygen executive Rod Aissa:
This series takes an in-depth look at couples who are stepping out of their comfort zones in order to move forward with their lives. As these romantic hopefuls confront their online relationships, the emotional stakes run high and reveal a genuine heartfelt scenario that is sure to resonate with our viewers.”
Virtually in Love premieres on May 24th at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Watch a preview and read the full details below:
New York, NY – April 20, 2016 – Oxygen Media takes the ultimate leap of faith when “Virtually In Love” premieres on Tuesday, May 24 at 9pm ET/PT. The new series follows young, hopeful romantics as they embark on a journey to break away from their computer screens and finally meet face-to-face with the person they have been virtually dating. Aside from getting up-close and personal with their special someone, the couple will also break down barriers by being introduced to their significant other’s friends and family. Will this drastically change their dynamic for the worse or take their bond to new heights? In the end, the couple will determine the answer to the most difficult online dating question of all – would you move across the country to be in a real-life relationship with the person you love? For a sneak peek of the new series, visit http://www.oxygen.com/virtually-in-love/season-1
“This series takes an in-depth look at couples who are stepping out of their comfort zones in order to move forward with their lives,” said Rod Aissa, Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Development, Oxygen Media. “As these romantic hopefuls confront their online relationships, the emotional stakes run high and reveal a genuine heartfelt scenario that is sure to resonate with our viewers.”
In the series premiere, Dre and Charli have been dating for six months but have never met in person. When Charli visits Dre in Alabama, she learns he’s been hiding a secret about his ex-girlfriend, but little does Dre know Charlie has been hiding a secret of her own.
Oxygen Digital is offering fans the opportunity to share their own “Virtually In Love” success stories on Twitter. Viewers can tweet photos with their significant other they met online using the #VirtuallyInLove hashtag and tag their special someone for a chance to have their own love stories featured on Oxygen.com and on Oxygen’s social channels. For more “Virtually In Love” visit the Facebook page or join the conversation by using #VirtuallyInLove on Twitter.
“Virtually in Love” is produced by Fly On The Wall Entertainment with Allison Grodner, Richard Meehan and Dena Waxman serving as Executive Producers.”
What do you think? Have you ever dated online? Will you watch Virtually in Love?
I like the show, but I found myself wanting more from the story. What happens to the couples after? Maybe follow up with the couple, weeks or months later.
One more reason not to watch Oxygen!