THE DATING GAME was and still is by all accounts, the premiere game show for singles.It was the forerunner for many imitators such as "Love Connection", MTV's "Singled Out" and numerous others.More often than not the questions would be of a quirky nature. G.: "If we were marooned on a desert island, what would be the first thing you'd do and why? During a commercial break, the girl would think about which bachelor she'd select.
ABC dropped the show on July 6, 1973, but it resurfaced in several syndicated versions (1973–1974 as The New Dating Game, 1978–1980, 1986–19–1999; repeats of the last version appeared in the 1999–2000 season.) For years it would almost always be aired in tandem with another Barris production, The Newlywed Game, which premiered on ABC the following year.
The original version of the long-running game show, hosted by veteran host Bob Eubanks.
Newlywed husbands and wives would take turns answering (often risque) questions while their spouses ...
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