What followed would become an MTV signature: scripted dating shows that favored hot (often shirtless, fit and on Spring Break) 20-somethings look for the someone to screw, not marry.
But they all went about it in different ways, and each show was more ridiculous than the next.
Tonight, syndicated dating columnist Dan Savage of the Savage Love column and podcast will premiere his new show, “Savage U,” on MTV U.
The series brings Savage’s notorious wit to various college campuses to answer questions and address concerns on the sex and relationship lives of students.
Max: A lot people see the film and can't believe it's true, and some people don't believe it's true. After the film came out, the amount of emails we started getting from random people saying, This is happening to me. And then a huge circle would form around us of everyone ranging from the male steward, the 16-year-old kids who were about to get on the plane, their parents, everyone just chiming in with their story. Nev: There's definitely distinctions between people who sign up for an online dating website where the intention is to meet someone in your area, in your demographic, and to basically set up a date for that week or next to meet.
And if someone's messing around or avoiding you, basically you move on to someone else. [On the show] these are people who meet sort of by accident, in a chat room, website, Instagram.