Kate Gosselin to Star in New Reality Show ‘Kate Plus Date’ About Her Dating Life

“What man could resist my charming personality?!”

Kate Gosselin is back on the dating scene and ready to get her groove on.

Um…yay?

People announced on Monday that the divorced mother of eight will star in a new reality show that focuses on her dating journey. The TLC show has been given the cringe-worthy title Kate Plus Date.  

We first met Kate when she starred alongside her eight kids and then-husband Jon on TLC’s Jon and Kate Plus 8. Their marriage crumbled after 10 years and Kate took on the role of single mom to the kids. (She also took over the family’s reality show and kicked Jon to the curb, changing the show’s title to Kate Plus 8.)

After eight years of being single, Kate says she’s ready to mingle.

“I’m nervous, I’m excited, and I’m forcing myself to do this,” Kate told People, adding that this is the perfect time for her to start prowling the dating scene again. Her two oldest kids, Cara and Mady, will go to college in the fall, and the sextuplets are now 13.

“As we’re talking about Mady and Cara going off to college…it almost became like a worry for them, too, like, ‘Mommy, you’re gonna be all alone soon,’” Kate told the magazine. “But it was very apparent, now that they’re older and talking about dating and how they’re all gonna get married someday…it became apparent: they want someone for me. They want me to have somebody in my life.”

Kate said she didn’t want to be alone for the rest of her life.

“[I] started picturing myself sitting in a rocking chair, knitting, and words like ‘old maid’ and ‘spinster’ started to come to mind, and I realized that no, I don’t want that to be my fate,” Kate said. “I sort of forgot about the dating thing. It’s never really fit into my life.”

Kate said she wanted to do the dating show because it’s safer than going out on dates like a regular person.

“If I’m going to date someone, I can’t just go out on a date — it’s creepy to me to think of just going out somewhere with some stranger, and so I actually feel like doing it like this is the best and safest way for me to go on a date — a camera crew will be there! I’ll be safe!” she said. “And the person will have been vetted by a matchmaker. I won’t be just doing some scary online thing.”

Kate says her ‘celebrity’ status has made it hard to get into the dating scene.

“I mean, online dating, seriously — I put my profile in there and people will know who it is within 90 seconds,” Kate said. “No, this is probably the safest way for me to date, let’s be honest.”

When asked what type of gent she’s looking for, Kate said she is interested in a man who has his own life.

“I do want someone with a set career, who is confident,” Kate said in a somewhat jab to her ex-husband Jon, who has floated from job to job since their divorce. “[I want] a grown-up with their own life, their own agenda, who knows who they are. If someone travels for work that would be great, because I’m used to being on my own and being self-sufficient.”

TLC has not revealed much about ‘Kate Plus Date.’ At this point, it is not known if the show will have a ‘Bachelorette’-like format, where Kate dates a lot of guys at once and eliminates them one-by-one, or if she will go on individual dates with various men.

‘Kate Plus Date’ will air this fall on TLC.

(Photo: TLC)

37 Comments

  1. Any man who takes the time to watch old episodes of her various shows would leave Kate at the curb and RUN away. Can’t change those traits! Her kids are so completely obnoxious, especially the twins, that they are reason #2 for her staying single forever!! The idea of watching this dating process is totally repellent. Kate’s thoughts, reactions and pronouncements have had all too much exposure. Time to shut her down.


  2. Out of money already but too good for a real job? I think she should have to take out the extensions and try to find a man using her original hairstyle. Remember that??


  3. “After eight years of being single, Kate says she’s ready to mingle.“
    Wait didn’t she date her bodyguard for a little bit??


  4. Oh great, the reality show that no one asked for, no one wanted, and many people don’t care.

    Why can’t Babs from Teem Mom 2 get a dating show – I’d rather watch her getting her shwerve back than the Wicked Witch of PA. I wonder if they already have the guys lined up – and then put them in sequester so no one could tell them about how terribly she treats men.

    And wasn’t she dating her married “bodyguard”? Or did I make that up?


  5. Why do we care? Can’t stand her and i cringe when i hear how she speaks to people, starting with her ex john all those years ago when they were filming.


  6. Do people want to date her? I doubt you want that kind of baggage. On a side note. I would so love to read a book by her kids on what it is like growing up in that crazy. Someone needs to get on that bandwagon.


  7. “Hot Dog In A Hallway: Or How I Avoided Massive Child Support and an Unstable, Child-Abusing Fame Whore” coming soon to TLC.
    Hard pass…


  8. Who would want to date her after seeing how she used to berate Jon for things such as breathing and she is horrible to her kids. She copywrited a diary where she detailed abusing her kids Collin seemed to be the one she disliked most, that probably explains why she sent him away. Give it a year or two and Cara or Mady will reveal how horrible she is. Jon should be fighting for them more and Kate needs to stop keeping the kids from him to get back at him. Those kids are screwed.


  9. Uhm, is she so delusional and thinks really everyone watches her show?! I never watched it but I remember hearing about her family once when she had the sextuplets…….but that’s it. So I don’t know what is so ‘safe’ about this show. She will only end up with creepy fame whores who want to be on TV. A ‘stranger’ could actually have better intentions but she doesn’t realize that.


  10. I keep wondering if Collin pulled a Josh Duggar and that’s why he was sent away. I can’t understand why he would be gone unless he was a danger to himself or others.


    1. I’m more inclined to believe that he has a disability or is on the spectrum and she couldn’t handle it. Then again, I’m not inclined to suspect a child of a crime for no reason.


      1. I was wondering if it’s something like Oppositional Defiant Disorder. It would explain the supposed violent outbursts that lead to him getting expelled from preschool. The last thing a child with ODD needs is a home with zero stability and a mother who disciplines by yelling and screaming and beating her children.


    2. Oh my god! I was thinking the exact same thing about Colin. I hope not. I hope this evil bitch just can’t stand hom for not being a good little soldier.


  11. It creeps me out as well that he’s been gone so long and she has no plans to bring him back into the home with HIS family. Scary how she has just erased him from the family. instead of focusing on her son she is worried about her dating life? that’s beyond cringe worthy that’s pathetic


    1. I meant to reply to your comment but for some reason it went above what you said I completely agree with you WHERE IS HE?


  12. People are just mean. I happen to think Kate has done the best job she could do. I challenge anyone to hold up to the scrutiny and negativity she has received. Yet there is no doubt that she has placed the needs of her kids first. It’s obvious by the way she has NOT been splashed all over the tabloids over the years. She has kept a low profile, only coming into the public eye when it benefited her children then pulled back into private mode right away. People take pleasure in bashing Kate and hating on her when all she has done is protect and provide for her children. Hate me because I would and have done the same thing.That’s what is wrong with our society, women destroy other women rather than supporting them and truly having their backs. And we wonder why women still struggle in 2018.


    1. Then maybe she could try not being a raging cunt and “people wouldn’t be so mean” 🤷🏻‍♀️ Get whatchu give, homes.


    2. I like Kate. With 8 kids to raise on her own I do not blame her for accepting an opportunity to support her family through reality T V. Her kids have had great experiences, traveled, and have college funds. I doubt that they would have had that if she had to support on a nurse’s salary. Her kids are as well adjusted as any other kids. She chose to get her son the help she thinks is best for him. Sometimes a residential school is the best choice for a child. As far as reality t v families go I think the Gosslins are much more normal than most. Go Kate


  13. Why oh why do they keep trotting out Kate? I know of no one personally or in the media who can stand her. Just when you think she’s finally gone, TLC resurrects her.

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