Game on the dating show
After the choices were made, the contestant was then prompted to choose between their choice for best looking or best personality.
Sometimes the guy chosen would be the one chosen for both looks & personality; in later shows when that happened he/she won a 0 bonus in addition to the trip.
The show became an enormous hit with young viewers.
(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.
Morgan, Bob Saget and Murray "The Unknown Comic" Langston.
THE DATING GAME was all but forgotten until the mid-80s, when Barris decided to do it yet again. I don't know terribly much about it except for the following: By the time the 90s rolled around, Chuck Barris sold the rights to all his shows to Columbia-Tristar Television.
When the show returned, Jim would have her announce her choice.
THE DATING GAME was and still is by all accounts, the premiere game show for singles.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!
After a round of questioning, the bachelor/bachelorette chose their date.