[quote]They don't have as many reality T.V. dating shows in Europe [/QUOTE]

Sure they do. Europe has far more reality, in more variations than US TV. Reality costs far less to produce.

I remember a story about my husband watching Italian TV wtih some (male) cousins. It was one of those basic Italian gameshow things where the hostesses take off a piece of clothing each time a contestant gets an answer right. Cousin's wife walks in, gets very angry and starts shouting "How can you watch that stuff?" My husband replied, "It's okay. We're watching, but we're not enjoying it!"

-- Silly Mamma who loves EuroTV