A standard trademark of the show closes each episode with the host and winning contestants blowing a kiss to the viewers at home.
However, The Game doesn't do anything ordinary and dating is no exception.
Jim Lange hosted The Dating Game for its entire ABC network run and the 19 syndicated editions.
The 1986 revival was hosted by Elaine Joyce for its first season and Jeff Mac Gregor for its remaining two seasons.
Dates as we know them first became popular about a hundred years ago, when courtship rituals moved outside the home and into the public arena.
Are you slabs of meat ready to be cooked and eaten?! Other categories included hair color and "bedroom style," and "brains" for good measure.
Jim Lange -- host of "The Dating Game" -- one of the biggest game-type shows in the history of TV -- is dead. which pitted 3 bachelors against each other to impress a girl ... Michael -- who was a teenager -- says, "I've never been out on a date before.
Among the bachelors who appeared on the show -- Michael Jackson, Steve Martin and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Farrah Fawcett was one of the girls who had to choose, and she was introed as "an accomplished artist and sculptress."The MJ show is hysterical.
One of the most notorious serial killers ever -- Rodney Alcala, was not only a contestant on "The Dating Game," he won.
It's 1997, and Jenny Mc Carthy appears behind a crowd of several dozen men in an MTV studio, wearing a tan lace-up shirt and grabbing her own ass. To understand dating-as-sport TV, we have to start with the date itself.