The dating game tv episodes dating traditions in the 1980 s

12-Sep-2016 08:20

One standard trademark was that at the end of each episode, the host and winning contestants would blow a kiss to the viewers. The Dating Game was hosted by Jim Lange from its debut on ABC until the late 1970s syndicated series went off the air. Jim Lange, fresh from his announcing duties with Tennessee Ernie Ford stepped through the flower-speckled rotating partitions for the first of many, many times shortly before Christmas 1965. On one side you had 3 bachelors answering questions from a girl on the other side of the partition (each not being able to see the other).The girl was given a certain amount of time to ask as many questions as she could to the 3 bachelors.After meeting the 2 boys she didn't select, she's meet her date at which point Jim would tell them where they were going for their dream date.On less frequent occasions, the roles were reversed.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.

Occasionally, the roles would be reversed with a man questioning three ladies; other times, a celebrity would question three players for a date for themselves, a co-worker or a relative of theirs.

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.

The Dating Game episodes from every season can be seen below, along with fun facts about who directed the episodes, the stars of the and sometimes even information like shooting locations and original air dates.

Everything from “Wednesday October 19, 1966 (DT)” to “Wednesday August 17, 1966” is included on this poll.

Occasionally, the roles would be reversed with a man questioning three ladies; other times, a celebrity would question three players for a date for themselves, a co-worker or a relative of theirs.

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.

The Dating Game episodes from every season can be seen below, along with fun facts about who directed the episodes, the stars of the and sometimes even information like shooting locations and original air dates.

Everything from “Wednesday October 19, 1966 (DT)” to “Wednesday August 17, 1966” is included on this poll.

But they all have the same influence: Chuck Barris, the creator of the one that started it all!