3 romantic Netflix shows to watch for Valentine’s Day 2023 (and 2 to skip)

Virgin River. (L to R) Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan, Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel Monroe in episode 412 of Virgin River. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2022
Virgin River. (L to R) Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan, Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel Monroe in episode 412 of Virgin River. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2022 /

Valentine’s Day has arrived, and it’s the season for flowers, chocolate, and the most romantic Netflix shows you could ever add to your watch list.

Whether you’re in a relationship, currently single, or it’s complicated, there’s a Netflix show for anyone, no matter what their personal life situation might be this year. Nobody knows complicated more than Emily in Paris, and no show is more swoon-worthy than Virgin River.

But which romantic Netflix shows are definite must-watches this Valentine’s Day, and which ones are best saved for another time? We’re sharing our recommendations for your date night binge-watch on Valentine’s, Galentine’s, or any old day when you’re feeling the love.

Romantic Netflix shows for Valentine’s Day 2023

Here are three Netflix shows worth putting on for a romantic Valentine’s Day marathon, and two shows you can save for the next binge session, beginning below with Emily in Paris!

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Emily in Paris. (L to R) Lily Collins as Emily, Lucien Laviscount as Alfie in episode 301 of Emily in Paris. Cr. Stéphanie Branchu/Netflix © 2022 /

Emily in Paris

Watch! When it comes to romantic Netflix shows, there’s one that’s truly the ultimate: Emily in Paris. You can’t go wrong with Emily’s misadventures in love and life, which includes one of the most frustrating love triangles on TV… because both options are great! In the recently released third season, Emily hit her most complicated romantic snags yet with both Alfie and Gabriel, teeing up what will be a game-changing fourth season. Spend Valentine’s Day catching up!

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Sex/Life. (L to R) Adam Demos as Brad Simon, Sarah Shahi as Billie Connelly in Sex/Life. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2023 /


Skip! The long anticipated second season of Sex/Life arrives at the top of March, and the rewatches among the fans of the steamy drama series are surely beginning. Back in the summer of 2021, the series set the internet ablaze with its sex, viral moments (you know the one in particular…), and while you could get started on your re-binge this Valentine’s Day, it’s a quick binge that could be saved until just before the six-episode second season drops on March 2.

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Virgin River. (L to R) Martin Henderson as Jack Sheridan, Alexandra Breckenridge as Mel Monroe in episode 404 of Virgin River. Cr. Courtesy Of Netflix © 2022 /

Virgin River

Watch! Because we still have a such a long wait to go before the expected release of Virgin River season 5 this summer, Valentine’s Day will be the perfect time to get your Mel and Jack fix. The fourth season of the series might have been the most romantic of the series yet as Mel and Jack finally get engaged and plan their lives together as expecting parents. There’s still a long road ahead for all of the Virgin River couples, but reliving the best moments is a good start.

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Perfect Match. (L to R) Chase Demoor, Kariselle Snow in episode 01 of Perfect Match. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix / © 2023 Netflix, Inc. /

Perfect Match

Skip! Unless you’re a huge fan of Netflix’s backlog of reality and dating competition shows, you probably won’t be super interested in Perfect Match. The ultimate dating competition series brings back fan-favorite personalities from many of Netflix’s hit reality shows to find their, well, perfect match. The first season releases new batches weekly, with the premiere arriving on Valentine’s Day.

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Ginny & Georgia. (L to R) Felix Mallard as Marcus Baker, Antonia Gentry as Ginny in episode 201 of Ginny & Georgia. Cr. Amanda Matlovich/Netflix © 2022 /

Ginny & Georgia

Watch! The second season of Ginny & Georgia premiered on Netflix in January and helped push the romantic dramedy into the top 10 Netflix shows on all time ranking with half a billion minutes viewed since release. If you haven’t yet started watching the series, fall in love with the show everyone can’t get enough of this Valentine’s Day. There are 20 episodes of the mother-daughter series currently streaming on Netflix, and it’s a can’t-miss binge-watch for all.

Which romantic Netflix show will you be watching (or skipping) on Valentine’s Day this year? Share your picks in the comments!

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