The questions were written in advance by the producers.
Certain kinds of questions such as name, age, occupation, and income cannot be asked. The bachelorette would make her choice based solely on the answers to her questions.
It was the forerunner for many imitators such as "Love Connection", MTV's "Singled Out" and numerous others.
But they all have the same influence: Chuck Barris, the creator of the one that started it all!
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The Dating Game (also known as The New Dating Game and The All-New Dating Game) is the long-running dating game show where one girl or one guy had to choose between three bachelors or bachelorettes to go out on a date for which the producers pay.
“I’m very true to myself on the show, so when there’s a hot guy on the show, I say, ‘Wow this guy is really hot,'” he adds, noting that a gay man would not have been tapped to host a national TV show back in the ’80s when Chuck Woolery emceed the original series.
“I don’t think that would have happened years ago,” Cohen admits.
When all said and done, the dating couple went out on a dream vacation which was paid by the producers.The basic format for this show, used throughout the first year, was for the bachelor/bachelorette to pick from two facts about the three potential dates.THE DATING GAME was and still is by all accounts, the premiere game show for singles.The girl was given a certain amount of time to ask as many questions as she could to the 3 bachelors.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.He had somehow got on the popular game show The Dating Game despite a 1972 conviction for raping an eight-year-old girl.