Think dating in New York is the worst? A new reality show, “Dating Around,” is here to validate you.

Each episode of the Netflix series (out today) follows a different main “dater” through five awkward blind dates in just five days. At the end of the saga, the bachelor or bachelorette chooses the least cringe-worthy companion for a second meet-up. Unlike “The Bachelor,” there’s no host — and zero buildup. Viewers drop straight into each encounter, fly-on-the-wall style.

Co-creator Paul Franklin, of Tasmania, Australia, tells The Post he wanted to film in NYC from the outset.

“The city has such an eclectic and diverse group of people,” says Franklin. “Dating is . . . almost on steroids in New York.”

Co-creator Chris Culvenor, who’s also Australian, says that diversity and the sheer mass of singletons here makes dating uniquely interesting and challenging.

They wanted to “really capture that plethora of choice,” Culvenor says. In this city, “it always seems like there’s something else out there when you’re dating” — which can feel like both a blessing and a curse.

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