Old episodes of the dating game
The Dating Game is an ABC television show that first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s through the 1980s.
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.
A notable change was that the prospective bachelor/bachelorette knew what the first names of his or her potential dates were at all times.
The Dating Game was hosted by Jim Lange from its debut on ABC until the late 1970s syndicated series went off the air.
Occasionally, the contestant was a bachelor who would ask questions to three bachelorettes.
Certain kinds of questions were "off-limits", such as name, age, occupation, and income.
The 1986 revival was originally hosted by comedienne Elaine Joyce, who was replaced by Jeff Mac Gregor after its first season.
The 1996 series was originally hosted by Brad Sherwood, who was replaced by Chuck Woolery following a return to the series' classic format.