|Genre||Reality Show, Competition, Dating|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||8|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Original release||October 13, 2003 –|
May 13, 2009
Room Raiders was a dating/reality series on MTV.
On the show, three men or women have their rooms inspected, or "raided" by another single man or woman. The raider does not meet or see any of the three singles (any personal photographs of the contestant are removed from the room or covered with a smiley face sticker). At the end of the episode, the raider chooses to go on a date with one of them based on the contents of their rooms. The three contestants watch and comment, while sitting in a van, as their rooms are inspected. After the raider has finished with each of the rooms, the three contestants then raid the raider's room. Finally, the raider confronts the three contestants and makes his or her choice.
The first episode was filmed at Tulane University, and featured Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey to promote the program. It was branded as "Dorm Raiders", although the rest of the season used the branding "Room Raiders." Highest rated episode feature John M from New Jersey.