Original dating game
Dating sims (or dating simulations) are a video game subgenre of simulation games, usually Japanese, with romantic elements.
The most common objective of dating sims is to date, usually choosing from among several characters, and to achieve a romantic relationship.
The same question could be asked to multiple bachelors.
The questions were written in advance by the producers.
Once it was picked, the person in question would reveal the reason behind the fact to the hopeful single.
Michael Davies would executive produce both shows through his overall deal at Sony Pictures Television. Many celebrities appeared on the show over the years; here are a few of them: Main (1997-1999) – Steve Kaplan Chuck Barris Clarion Communications (1986–1987) Barris Advertising Sales (1987–1989) ABC Television Center, Los Angeles, CA (1965–1966) ABC Vine Street Theater, Hollywood, CA (1966–1974) KTLA Golden West Studios, Los Angeles, CA (1978–1980) Studio 7, Sunset Gower Studios, Los Angeles, CA (1986–1989) Hollywood Center Studios, Los Angeles, CA (1996–1999) The Dating Game Killer The Dating Game/The Dating Game In Popular Culture The Dating Game/Quotes & Catchphrases The Dating Game/Merchandise The Dating Game/Gallery Official Website (Sherwood era/via Internet Archive) Official Website (Woolery era/via Internet Archive) The Dating Game @ Tim's TV Showcase Josh Rebich's Dating Game Rule Sheets The Dating Game W/Brad Sherwood @ Game Show Garbage What's Bob Eubanks doing here?
But they all have the same influence: Chuck Barris, the creator of the one that started it all!
"THE DATING GAME" first premiered on December 20-24, 1965 on abc-TV and remained a fixture on the network in both daytime and nighttime incarnations through the rest of the 1960s and well into the 1970s.
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.
When the show returned, Jim would have her announce her choice.(In fact, in light of its success, Baskin-Robbins named an ice cream flavor in honor of the show.) And over the years, the show featured many stars of the day (Burt Reynolds, Paul Petersen and even Dick Clark showed up) as well as newcomers who would in later years become big stars in their own right (John Ritter, Teri Garr, Tom Selleck and Farrah Fawcett were among these.) The show left abc-TV on July 2-6, 1973, but stayed in syndication for another year (1973-1974) before leaving the airwaves altogether.