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The Dating Project

The Dating Project is a movie starring Kerry Cronin and Christopher Meehan. Five single people try to figure out dating in the age of social media, texting, hanging out and hooking up.

Running Time
1 hours 11 minutes
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Jonathan Cipiti
Kerry Cronin, Christopher Meehan
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Half of America is single. The way people seek and find love has radically changed. The hook-up, texting and social media culture have profoundly altered the dating landscape. Traditional dating has become "outdated," yet men and women still seek meaningful relationships. People are frustrated in love, but does anyone really know how to connect in today's virtual world? THE DATING PROJECT is a new non-fiction film from executive producer Steve McEveety (The Passion of the Christ, Braveheart), produced by Paulist Productions, Mpower Pictures and Family Theater Productions that follows five single people, ages 18-40, as they search for authentic and meaningful relationships. There is no script. There are no actors. These are real people trying to find love and happiness in an age of swiping left or right.

Comments about documentary «The Dating Project» (20)

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Virginia Sanders

I will not give anything away here, so do not ask. But I will say that this movie was a really good read, and you can really tell that all the interviews were actually taken from real people. I really enjoyed the various highlights of the dating process - how the relationships started, how they developed, how they ended. The discussion about how the women could improve their interactions and the men could improve their interactions with the women was really good. And how they were all meeting up was fascinating. I also enjoyed the conversation about how the girls could improve their dating techniques (in particular, the "how do I make it to the end of this?" technique, and the "how can I get someone to trust me?" technique). All in all, I really enjoyed this film. I am surprised that it is not more widely known. I would recommend this movie to anyone, but especially to young people who are interested in dating.

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Laura S.

This is a must see for anyone interested in understanding the nature of reality, and the often embarrassing consequences of our choices. The only way to truly understand is to come to terms with what's real and what's not. I'll never look at myself the same way again. When you look into the abyss and the abyss looks into you, you can see the human spirit.

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I enjoyed this film immensely. I don't see why it's getting such a bad rap. Sure, it's a little dated. Yes, it's an extremely biased take on dating as well as the dating industry. But the entire story of the dating experience is so well told that the viewer can't help but be enthralled by the story. At first I thought that I would dislike this film because it's a little dated, but the story takes a backseat to the story of the people it's about. The acting is not spectacular but the supporting cast is really great. The romance is not so much believable as you're supposed to believe that two strangers can fall in love. And there is a great deal of humour. The comedy isn't in your face but at times I found myself laughing and the film holds your attention. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an intelligent and emotional film about human relationships.

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Bruce C.

When I first saw this film, I was not sure what to make of it. I didn't like it at all. Then I found out that it was based on a true story and saw that there was a documentary made by the same person who had the film. I was also surprised that this documentary was made on a "local" level and that there was so much more than what is shown on the big screen. I am so glad that I went to this movie. It was an amazing experience. I got a lot out of it and I think it should be shown in schools to teach about the true meaning of love and life.

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Rose D.

This documentary explores a remarkable phenomenon, dating, in a very deliberate and calculated manner. This is an incredible story, which is not always told in a nice way. I wish there were more films like this. "The Dating Project" begins with a sample of the people who have recently been involved in a dating experiment. From there, it proceeds to meet and interview the individuals involved, both people who have done it and those who haven't. All of the interviews are done in a very subdued way, yet the topics are never obscure or abstract. What makes this film work so well is the way the questions are asked. In this case, the questions are simple. A couple meets at a party, and the conversation naturally focuses on their feelings towards one another, and the environment in which they are interacting. This allows the filmmaker to focus on the ideas and the reactions that the participants share, rather than their current feelings. It also allows the viewer to feel the emotions of the participants. The interviewees are not professional romantic correspondents. They are not psychologists or friends of the participants. They are people who have engaged in the "experiment" with these people. The documentary is also very structured. It begins with a series of very brief clips. These are followed by a detailed narrative. This allows the filmmaker to catch the focus of the conversation in a single glance, or to insert images that illustrate a particular point. I would recommend that people view this film as a kind of love-story. It is not a science-fiction film. It is not an educational film. It is a movie that tells a simple story in a unique way. This is a film that people need to see. It will change your views on dating, and give you a better understanding of human behavior.

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Henry Woods

The Dating Project is a wonderful documentary about the youth dating scene in Nashville, Tennessee. The interviews range from the young girl who became a porn star to the local radio host to the young man who became a married man and father of a 3-year-old girl. They share their stories and are candid and honest. They all have different backgrounds but are all pretty much the same. They all have their own problems, their own passions and they all are true to themselves and their generation. The only thing I can think of that would have made this film better would be a short one-to-two minute voice-over by one of the producers. The guys are so funny and so real that it would have been a shame if we didn't hear from them at all. I was also really interested in hearing the stories of the women who joined the dating group and also the people who left the dating group. They were so real and so inspiring. They share their stories and are also true to themselves and their generation. These are the best interviews in the world and so well done. I highly recommend this film to anyone who likes films about young people or young people themselves. It really gets you thinking about your own relationship with someone, and how it might be different than what you expect.

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Ralph Salazar

Todays culture is "respect". And most of these "respect" comes from a state of entitlement. This movie teaches that you do not need a place to get a job. A date can be arranged. You do not need a place to have fun. And most of these "feel good" people are ruining the planet for us. Watch this movie. It is so relevant and very important.

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Henry Oliver

This is the best documentary I have ever seen. The director takes the viewers on a journey to see where the conversation is headed, and what will happen next. It begins with a person who is straight and who thinks they are gay and they are in a relationship. They see the other person's child and it triggers a whole cascade of emotions. From the understanding to the acceptance, they are going through the pain. It is a journey where you will not want to end. I am one of those people who would say I like to understand why people are like that, but in reality it is just ignorance, and not being able to see how much you have to learn. This documentary will have you laughing, and this documentary will make you feel like your heart was ripped out. It is one of the best documentaries I have seen in my entire life. It has this feeling of real. You will feel the weight of love that your heart has been given. This documentary is the best documentary I have ever seen and I am sorry to those people who will feel misled by people who say this is not a good film because they don't want to get their hopes up about what their not getting. The film is extremely emotional and you will cry. The director makes sure that you know that he is not just trying to make you feel good, he is doing it for a reason. He is doing it for you. I have no words to explain the emotion that I had during the film. The director is able to do so much, but he is a man of this world and he can show you how to make the most out of your life, no matter what your life has to offer you. Thank you to everyone who made this documentary, I hope everyone will learn from it and be willing to do so much more than just accept. To those who do not want to see this documentary, well you will not have the pleasure of watching it. This is a film for you. It will leave you in tears, you will think about it and you will want to know more about this movie. It is a journey to you, and the director has managed to get you involved in the journey with him. I urge you to go see this documentary, because it will show you what it is to be yourself and love yourself and show you that if you just want to be with someone, and have to accept that they are gay, you can be happy, but you don't have to agree with it.

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I can't recommend this film highly enough. I've been a "date" my entire life, dating and hooking up. From age 11 on I never thought about making my own sex tape. I was only interested in a few of the partners I've met, but it was never enough to give up my other interests in porn and games. As I got older and my hookups got more common and more frequent, I had more and more sex with girls who were much more beautiful than me, and much more reliable than me. I still have the tape and still have one girl on my list, though she's gone. I finally got the courage to meet this girl for real. It was different. I was surprised. I had never heard of this woman. I never had any interest in getting to know her before I started. This girl was my first and only real date. I met her when I was 18. It was a very short meeting, and I was going to stay friends with her until I saw her again, but I didn't. I was going to keep my friendship with her, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that she was a real character. This girl was a real person, and she was also a real person. She had real values and real problems. She had dreams and ambitions that she had to live up to. This woman was my first true real date. I never did anything before this date, but she changed me. I never wanted to let anyone down, and this date has made me feel so much better about myself and others in general. She made me realize that sex is not everything, that we all need someone in our lives to love us and to look out for us. I never wanted to have sex, but this girl had sex on her own accord, and it was a wonderful, wonderful experience. I wanted to get it on, but I was never in a position to. I didn't want to make a porn film, but this girl did. I'm glad I had this movie, because it gave me the courage to let go of what I thought was my problem. This is the one thing I have to give credit for. I don't remember the day that I stopped being afraid of doing anything sexual, but this movie showed me that I was wrong. It showed me how to be honest with myself and others, and it showed me how to take the steps to change what I was doing, to be better for myself and others. This is a movie that I recommend to anyone who is ready to get to the point in life where they will start dating, and who will decide that maybe it's time to move on. This movie shows you that you can be happy being alone, and it shows you how to have a relationship with a partner. The problem I had with this film was that I never actually met any of the women who were in it. I never saw them as real people. I never met anyone who was a real hookup. I saw them as things, and I was seeing the same thing with a porn film as I was with a real date. I never had sex with any of them, but I had sex with myself. The movie showed me that sex is not everything, and that there are people who truly make a difference in the world, and who love, and take care of each other, and the whole lot of them. The way I've always lived, this movie has always shown me that I was not alone, and I didn't have to be afraid of sex. If I didn't have sex, I never would have been afraid. This movie has given me a new perspective on my life. I have a lot of things to think about, and this movie has given me a lot of courage. I don't have to make a porn film. I don't have to see a porn film. I have a lot of other things to think about. This movie gave me the courage to go out and have sex with a woman who has been around me, but who has given me something new to think about. I have to talk to my friends and family about this movie. This movie has made me

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Laura Lee

One of the best documentaries I've ever seen about the life of a twenty-something with a number of goals and aspirations. It's a hilarious look at the lives of these people, whether they're incredibly successful or not, whether they're living out of the trunk of their parent's car or not, whether they're working for a living or not. It's all about the search for happiness, and the quest for fulfillment. It's a unique look into the lives of these people, and it shows how they get their happiness, and the people around them in their search. It's really not about the usual stereotypes that come with the subject matter. There are not many biopics that I enjoy watching, because they usually follow a formula that is extremely predictable and not interesting. This is by far the best documentary I've ever seen about the twenty-something generation. The cast and crew are so engaging, and it's impossible not to be involved in their life. They're wonderful, and so different from the norm. But I think there's something about this generation that makes them stand out, and it's their personal style and style of humor. It's almost as if the people who were twenty-something just don't care what anyone thinks about them, or that they don't want to be criticized. They're so down to earth, and they really are so likable. It's almost impossible not to be drawn into the story. I think it's a good documentary that I would recommend to anybody, but especially to twenty-something people, because there's not much else out there that they should look into. And there are definitely still some stereotypes of the twenty-something generation. But they're a little bit different, and there are a few of them that you'll really enjoy.

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Heather Carpenter

I enjoyed this film. I read the book a while ago. I liked the book better. The movie did a good job of combining the book and the movie. It had a good flow to it, and it was not boring. However, it did not make sense to me. The book was, like, what? 5 years old? Are you guys kidding me? The character's ages are different in the movie, and it really seemed that the movie was trying to fit it into a book that was probably about 15 years old. It seemed like they were trying to make it fit in with the story of the book. I don't know if the movie was supposed to be the book. Maybe it was supposed to be. It just seemed like the director was trying to make the movie fit in with the book. The movie was kind of confusing and it was a little too long. I think the director should have cut a few scenes to make it more understandable. I really do not recommend this movie.

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Doris T.

You don't have to be a prude to enjoy the movie. If you have a little time for something that has nothing to do with the usual superficial, shallow, shallow, shallow romances that people so often think they need to watch, this is it. I think the movie would have been better without the tedious TV interviews and the problems with the "in-flight" segment. Having said that, I also enjoyed the different angles that the film took from the main point of view, which was to see how the couple met, dated, and made a relationship work. I think the other reviews exaggerate by adding that the people who don't get it are asking "why do they care?"

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Brandon Martin

Great movie, not my usual kind. It shows the horrible conditions of teenage girls in Iran. They are treated like they are an object to be ransomed or sold in the market. Some families give them "guides" or "love letters" to get their daughters out of the prison-like schools they have to work in. Other families turn them into women and then sell them on the black market. Some girls are raped and then they are sold to men. A girl is killed after being raped in a very graphic way. Other girls have a two hour ordeal in the same room with the same guy for 24 hours. The guy has sex with the girls, but they are still "good girls" and it doesn't seem to matter. In some cases the girls are put in jail for years on end and not given even a "first degree" meeting. There is very little freedom and the girls are treated as human beings. It is clear that this is not a movie about the life of the girls in Iran, but a film about the conditions of life in the country. The movie is very informative and shows the many things that the girls have to endure. They are not sexually abused. Most of them have no problem with any sexual activity. They have no problem with boys and girls and it is totally fine to have sex with them. I am not in any way pro-Iran or anti-Iran. I am just extremely angered by what I see here. I have lived in Iran for a year now, and have met many girls who are extremely young, and some who are between 13 and 15. I know that many of the girls who were interviewed had never had sex before they met the "men" and there is absolutely no shame in that. I am shocked to hear that some girls are tortured and even killed because they do not have a boyfriend, and most of them are raped before they are raped. I am also shocked to hear that the movie was censored, because it really was a must-see. I think this is a great movie. The director did a wonderful job and I think that his life will be a lot better as a result of the movie. The movie is extremely well-made and the actors were fantastic. I think it is one of the most important movies I have ever seen. I strongly recommend this movie.

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We finally got to see the finished product on the big screen and we were thoroughly impressed. From the very beginning to the end we were hooked and had to have a few more viewings. This documentary is written and directed by Mark "Xanadu" Strassberg, a fantastic documentary filmmaker. He makes it look easy and easy is certainly not the case. The documentary covers the history of how dating apps and dating sites came about, how it became popular and how it got bad. From the start to the end it has got us talking and thinking about how dating sites can affect us in real life and how we can find a way out of the dating site era. It is definitely worth checking out, if you are into dating or web searches. If you are into that kind of thing you will definitely be entertained and will get a lot out of this. If you want a good, solid, real documentary, check out the documentary on "Scary Movie 3: Anal Sex, Secret Sexual Harrassment and the Internet."

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Carl Rose

This is a very well put together documentary that would really be a movie to watch over and over again. I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a more real view of what's going on in the dating world. I personally believe that any dating project that shows how every single person has a story that's worth telling is a success. What a great movie!

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This is a must-see. From the very first moment, I was riveted to my seat. I believe the film's purpose is to expose the potential of a relationship as it is now, not as it will be, but as it will be in the future. That is, when one partner or the other changes, the relationship becomes weaker. Such is the reality of this relationship. It's not about love or romance, but about compatibility. The relationship is not about the individual and the individual is not the relationship. The movie shows that, in most cases, the only way to enhance the relationship is to let the other one do most of the thinking. It is to this writer that the credit for the film's success must be given. He did a great job of helping the audience to gain some perspective and sympathy for the various aspects of the relationships portrayed in this movie. All the couples in the movie are real, and they are living a new and never-before-seen reality. The film will take you in this new reality, and it will give you a new perspective on a problem that has plagued mankind for ages.

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Catherine Morrison

I can't remember the last time I watched a documentary about a dating show. I was even more impressed with the depth and detail of the relationships that I was witness to in this film. I don't like relationships, but I definitely enjoyed watching this. There are so many heart wrenching stories, from guys who are actually in love to guys who are literally wasting their time with these women. I'm so glad I got to see it, and hope to see more.

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Scott W.

While it's no Citizen Kane, or even "The Revenant", this film is an inspiring example of a truly remarkable story. Watching this story unfold is like watching the unfolding of a single life. There are no special effects, no "flashbacks" (such as in the "The Sixth Sense" movies) or "spoiler-free" sections. No extra dialog, no oversimplification, no "twist" ending, no "Big Twist" at the end. The film is almost like a good story in itself, but it is so easy to get lost in the details. A typical moviegoer just doesn't care what happens to these people - there's no "thrill" at the end of a good story. They just want to be entertained. If you want to watch a good movie about loss, then see this film. If you want to watch a good movie about life, then see this film. It's a very good film, but not "great". It is very powerful and inspirational. However, this is the "story" of that life. You can't get lost in the details of a good story, because there is a story to the details. And as a human being, you have to care about the details. You have to care about the people. It's not a movie to just go with the flow. It's a story that is told in a very different way, and it does it very well. But it is a good movie, and one I plan to watch again and again. I also plan to buy the DVD, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to see a good movie.

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Cynthia B.

I think that this film is so well made and so well written. I think that this film should be nominated for Best Documentary at the Academy Awards. It is the only thing that i think that could have made this film worthy of the Oscar that they didn't nominate for: Editing, Narrative, Script, Camera, Sound. And if they had nominated this film for Best Picture or Best Actor, or Best Actress, then that would have been a perfect film, but now it's the only film that i think deserves the award.

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Shirley Ford

When I heard that the dating project was airing on Lifetime, I thought it would be a drama-ish type of thing. However, it was a very informative documentary about what happens behind the scenes of dating, as well as some humorous and sad stories. I thought the personalities of the couple would be as similar as possible, but it was actually very different. Overall, the film really is very informative and entertaining, and I would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys these types of documentaries. I can't wait to see what the future holds for this group.