Gay, Straight or Taken? is a reality television series that debuted on January 8, 2007 on Lifetime Television. The program has also commenced airing in Australia on cable television channel Arena TV, in the United Kingdom on the free-to-view television channel Five Life, in Russia on MTV Russia, and in Turkey on Foxlife.
During the course of the date, the contestant has the opportunity to spend "alone time" with each of the men, selecting activities which she believes will give her clues as to the sexuality and relationship status of each. At the end of the date, the contestant prepares to announce her decision, but before she can the girlfriend and boyfriend of the two involved men appear on the scene. The contestant then announces which man she believes is gay, which is taken, and which is available. If the contestant correctly chooses the straight and available man, the two of them win a vacation together. If she is wrong, the man she picks wins the trip with his partner.