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.
This version lasted for three years with Joyce hosting the 1st season and Jeff Mc Gregor hosting the last 2 Seasons and again as in the previous 2 incarnations, the show featured present and future stars. But if you're a game show retrophile like me, you would have to agree that there's just no Dating Game without Jim Lange with or without the awful tux. (Dates with celebrities are always subject to their availability.) THE BROADCAST HISTORY of : December 20, 1965-March 31, 1967 at am-12Noon on ABC-TV April 3, 1967-July 12, 1968 at -pm on ABC-TV July 15, 1968-July 6, 1973 at -pm on ABC-TV.
(Among the future stars was Oscar-winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr.! And now you don't have to suffer from Lange withdrawal because Game Show Network has some episodes to show you... Now you can see the classic Jim Lange episodes of the original DATING GAME on The Game Show Network- in particular, the ones that featured present-day and future superstars. On 1st Run Syndicated from September 10, 1973-September 15, 2000.
Along with an updated version of "The Newlywed Game" and 2 new shows, ("The Gong Show" and "The $1.98 Beauty Show") "The Dating Game" returned to syndicated in 1978, only this time with a more adult-oriented borderline dialogue format--perhaps in an effort to recapture the same audience that had grown up watching THE DATING GAME in the 1960s.
The newer version- along with Jim Lange's gaudy red tuxedo- lasted for 2 years until local stations finally got tired of the protesting phone calls.
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.
She'll test real life couples to see if their partnership even means anything (it doesn't).
The couples with the least amount points will have to break-up because we all die alone and what's the point of anything really?