This Valentine’s Day Taimi celebrates the new reality series Dating Unlocked

Last Updated 11.02.2022

Border2Border Entertainment, in association with OUTtv and Taimi, announces its exciting new reality series, Dating Unlocked, following eligible singles in the LGBTQ2S+ community as they compete for the chance of true love.

The show will premiere on February 11, 2022, on OUTtv and Vimeo.

Toronto, ON – January 25, 2022

Border2Border Entertainment presents its brand-new reality series Dating Unlocked following daters in the LGBTQ2S+ community as they compete for the chance of true love. The show will make its worldwide premiere on February 11, 2022, on OUTtv and Vimeo. 

In Dating Unlocked, hopeful romantics from the LGBTQ2S+ community move beyond curated social media and dating profiles to find love in real life, and potentially share the key to their hearts. From the traditional to more radical, there are daters from all walks of life who share the same goal - to find a hookup, date, or their one and only.

In each episode, the lead dater selects someone they’d like to continue the romance with – by choosing between three prospective dates. To assist these love seekers in creating a connection with the lead dater, each episode involves games, activities, and intimate moments tailored to showcase their personalities and interests. After weighing their options, the lead dater extends a secret invite for a second date. Will the chosen person unlock those fuzzy, flirty feelings and show up or leave them alone behind the door? There is only one way to find out!

One of our missions, here at Taimi, is to connect LGBTQ+ people and help them find soulmates. We are extremely happy to partner with Border2Border Entertainment. We believe this will help us to achieve one of our key objectives, which is facilitating love and genuine connections for all. We look forward to watching the series unfold. That includes being entertained by the romance, drama, and sexual tension that is sure to come.”, shares Diana Ly, Global Partnerships Lead at Taimi.

Dating Unlocked is a reality series featuring LGBTQ people, who despite the evergreen popularity of the dating format, are often excluded from or tokenized in the storytelling, reinforcing old ideas that queer people are not deserving of love or relationships – traditional or otherwise.” said creator and producer Charlie David.  “Changing that story is really important to me and my partner, Patrick Ware and on a road trip from Toronto to Montreal we developed the concept for the show.  We decided to release Dating Unlocked in February when we’re all surrounded by heteronormative imagery of love. For a very long time, Patrick and I didn’t always feel comfortable holding hands walking down the street, booking a couples’ spa day, or requesting one bed and not two when checking into a hotel. Even living in a progressive country like Canada, gay marriage only became legal in 2005 when I was 25 years old, so there’s all those formative years prior feeling like an unequal member of our society. We want to make sure Valentine’s Day and the whole month of February is a time for LGBTQ lovers too and Dating Unlocked shows that love, dating and relationships are for everyone in society – including those that don’t fall into the majority. We have an incredible cast and crew working on this show and our goal is to engage the hearts and minds of our audience by amplifying the stories of those who have previously felt unseen or alone. Dating Unlocked is our big gay Valentine to the world. 

Dating Unlocked is created and produced by Charlie David and Patrick Ware, directed by Sam Coyle (AVOCADO TOAST THE SERIES, HAZY LITTLE THING), and hosted by Yaz Harris.

The show will premiere on February 11, 2022, on OUTtv and Vimeo.

About Taimi

Taimi is an LGBTQ+ dating app made especially for gay, lesbian, bi, transgender, queer, intersex, and anyone else on the gender and sexuality spectrum with over 13 million users worldwide. Taimi advocates a culture of acceptance and has adopted a policy of zero tolerance for discrimination, hate, and stigmatization against gender, race, or sexuality. 

Taimi is free to download. Taimi XL subscription provides access to premium features.


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About Border2Border Entertainment

Border2Border Entertainment produces and promotes award-winning, critically acclaimed film, television, and digital projects for the LGBTQ+ audience. Dedicated to making each production experience enjoyable for our artists, business and broadcast partners, co-workers, and ultimately our audience.  Our ongoing relationships with TV networks, film festivals, and digital platforms keep our content in demand making our home-grown Canadian content watched by millions around the globe.

About OUTtv

OUTtv is the world’s first and Canada’s only national LGBTQ+ television network and streaming services. Home to a compelling mix of inclusive, queer-focused content from comedy to drama, documentaries, reality, and award-winning movies. OUTtv is dedicated to telling stories by and for the community, with a library of over 3000 hours of LGBTQ+ content including more than 600 hours of original programming, making OUTtv the world’s leading provider of queer content. Originals include The Boulet Brothers’ Dragula, The Whole Package, Trixie Mattel: Skinny Legend, Never Apart TV, My Trans Journey, and the documentary strand OutSpoken. OUTtv is the license holder for the Canadian broadcasts of Emmy-award-winning RuPaul’s Drag Race, House of Drag, Naked Attraction, and RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. OUTtvGo is OUTtv’s streaming platform where subscribers can stream their favorite series and movies and discover new content exclusive to the service. OUTtvGo is available for iOS and Android devices, Apple TV, Roku, and web browsers.  OUTtv is also available in Canada as an Amazon Prime Video Channel and an Apple TV Channel. Follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @OUTtv or visit the website to learn more at

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