Find summer romance on DStv


We all get comfortable or get in a rut, which is exactly why you need to spice things up. This is true of relationships, but it’s also true of television. Luckily, DStv has got you covered with a plethora of dating shows to give you hope or endless laughter.

With the end of the year coming up and the festive season looming, love is in the air on DStv. Simply try out a few dating shows and be entertained.

We’ve rounded up five of the best dating shows that will have you head over heels.

Ex on the Beach

The beach is not far from any of our minds at this time of year, so give MTV’s sizzling tropical escape Ex on the Beach a spin. Eight gorgeous guys and girls live it up on a heavenly beach to flirt in the sun and sand – which heats up fast as soon as all their exes turn up.

Catch it on MTV (DStv Channel 130), Weekdays at 22:10 CAT.

Date My Family Zambia

DStv is a leading content provider in Africa, and it hit on solid gold when Date My Family was born. Family is everything here in Africa, and the hilarious Date My Family has been love at first sight for many, with its unique twist on dating comedy. Now, the show widens its reach with a Zambian addition. Would you trust your family to help you find love? Would you know they were ‘the one’ without ever having met him/her – but only their crazy family? This Zambezi Magic show is one to watch. 

Tune in to Zambezi Magic (DStv Channel 162) on Thursdays at 21:30 CAT.

Dating #NoFilter

Real-life doesn’t have an Instagram filter – and nor does love. E! Entertainment’s hilarious show on the realities of modern romance blends reality TV and stand-up comedy in this gem. As singles wade through the ghosting, sexting and all-around awkwardness of dating today, comedians are watching, and provide viewers with side-splitting funny comedy about it all.

Find it on E! (DStv Channel 124) on Thursdays at 20:00 CAT.

Love Island

If you haven’t tried the uber-popular Love Island yet, make it your new summer romance. The Vuzu show is in its fifth season now, with the gorgeous Caroline Flack as host and a cast of hot young singles up for summer loving in glamorous Majorca. All hearts are on the table, and plenty of drama ensues as the winning couple takes all - £50,000 - leaving a trail of broken hearts behind them.

Get your fix on Vuzu (DStv Channel 116) Mondays – Thursdays at 22:30 CAT.

Single Parents Looking For Love

It is hard enough to find ‘the one’ alone, but how about looking for love with your little one? Single parents, grab some popcorn because this BET Africa show is for you. This new show showcases the trials and treats involved in dating with children in tow, from a local context. Even better – you can enter the South African show yourself if you are a single parent on the lookout for love.

Give it a watch on BET Africa (DStv Channel 129) on Tuesdays at 21:30 CAT.

So, whether you need a PG-friendly parental dating show or a hot summer island romance, there’s something for everyone on DStv’ s dating speed dial. Download the  DStv Now App for streaming and MyDStv for self-service – it’s really that easy to stay abreast of channel changes or to subscribe or simply upgrade.