Online Dating Gets Real on New OWN Series ‘The Never Ever Mets’

The Never Ever Mets dating series (Credit: OWN)

Online couples who’ve never met in person will take their relationships from computer screens to TV screens on the upcoming OWN series, The Never Ever Mets.

The 10-episode dating show will feature seven couples who’ve been communicating virtually – sometimes for years – but never took the next step of meeting in person.

As cameras follow along, the men and women meet face-to-face for the first time and share a house together for three weeks – to see if internet love can survive in real life.

The trailer for the series shows some of the men and women are disappointed when they finally meet their match.

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Ta’Rhonda Jones, known for appearances on Empire, The Real, and The Steve Harvey Show, will host the dating series from Bunim Murray Productions.

The Never Ever Mets premieres Friday, April 19 at 8pm ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.

Below are details on the seven couples as provided by OWN.

Shay (Florida) & Josh (Tennessee) – Dating 12 Years
Josh and Shay first met on Facebook. Shay is the life of the party and Josh is a homebody. They have been dating for 12 years but have a complicated relationship. A few years ago their relationship hit a rough patch that they are still trying to recover from, especially given Shay’s trust issues. There’s a lot at stake for this couple. Both are ready to settle down, but trust and location are lingering issues.

JoAnna (Illinois) & Aaron J. (Georgia) – Dating 9 Months
JoAnna aka “Jody” and Aaron met on social media, connecting on their creative and artistic similarities. They describe their relationship as being in “the dating stage” but are both looking to define their bond better. Aaron is younger and has some insecurities, while Jody is a certified sexologist who lives a sexually open lifestyle. She has strict boundaries and concerns if physical chemistry will be present.

Dymond (Florida) & Aaron H. (California) – Dating 5 Years
Aaron and Dymond met on Facebook and the two hit it off with their mutual upbringings and great conversation. They both are in love with one another and hope to solidify their relationship with a proposal but have hit some rocky roads along the way. Dymond questions his faithfulness – especially after learning of his many female friends.

Alexis (Texas) & Dominique (Illinois) – Dating 6 Months
Alexis DM’d Dominique after he went viral on a podcast segment. Dominique considers himself a sensitive romantic with old school ways but is a serial playboy who loves to flirt. Alexis is a single mom and former military member with a history of dating cheaters. Though shy, she is opinionated and has insecurities that raise concern for her and Dominique’s relationship.

Sienna (New York) & Brandan (Florida) – Dating 10 Months
Sienna and Brandan first met on Instagram after Sienna was drawn to Brandan’s travels around the world and DM’d him. Brandan was intrigued by her forward nature, and the two hit it off. Sienna is a straight-forward, independent girl from the Bronx and Brandan is a military kid who spent most of his childhood overseas. Sienna has hesitations dating a man with kids and Brandan is a social butterfly but admits he’s fearful of getting hurt in
love again.

Sandia (Florida) & Chris (Florida) – Dating 3 Months
Sandia and Chris met on Instagram when he slid into her DMs. Sandia didn’t reply at first, but when Chris tried again, she responded. They have a lot in common – both are Haitian, speak Creole, are very family oriented and like to work out. But Sandia is much more conservative than Chris, who likes to flirt. Though Chris likes Sandia’s good-girl nature, personality differences and jealousy threaten to interfere with their budding romance.

Millie (California) & Gregg (California) – Dating 3 Years
Millie and Gregg met on social media, liking posts here and there and even matching a few times on dating apps. Surprisingly they live just 30 minutes from each other but have never met. Millie is high maintenance and wants an alpha male to make her feel secure so she can embrace her true feminine side. Gregg has been a player for a long time but is ready to leave it behind for Millie if she is indeed the one. Both admit they have love for
each other but are skeptical if it can grow to be more than just friendship and attraction.