The Dating Game TV show was a 30 minute game show on ABC where a contestant would ask questions that were typically funny or sensual in nature of three other contestants of the opposite sex. Occasionally there would be an episode of the Dating Game where they told about the dates that were successful and had developed into relationships.Then one of the three would be chosen to go out on a date. Host (1973-1974 / 1977-1980 / 1997) Elaine Joyce ............ Viewers might have been skeptical, however, about the permanent nature of those relationships because the follow-ups usually just said that the couple had a great first date and went out again." Each correct answer earns the teams increasing amounts of cash and the team with the most money at the end of the episode wins the ,000 grand prize.The Game of Dating's first season debuts with nine episodes premiering every Tuesday at 8 p.m. CT and includes hilarious highlights like: · Lashell and Jeff have been dating on and off for three years, and Lashell is eager to know what their future holds.The two embark on a scavenger hunt - following clues that take them to the heart of Hollywood, where this date takes a turn that will change their lives forever.· Mychal and Ashlynn meet up on a gorgeous Los Angeles beach and bond over Tantric Yoga on the sand, which involves some up-close and personal maneuvers for these blind daters!
In the 1920s and ‘30s, the concept of "dating and rating" — in which a woman's popularity, or rating, was determined by the amount of dates she had and the quality of men they were with — took hold on college campuses.
Three male students and three female students were selected from a large pool of applicants to be the bachelors/bachelorettes.
Each round consisted of one bachelor or bachelorette who asked questions to three contestants, ultimately choosing the one with whom they felt most compatible.
According to historian and University of Kansas professor Beth Bailey, the word "date" was first used in the late 1800s in lower-class communities to signify an act of prostitution.
By the time the word made it into middle-class usage in the early 20th century, dating began to look a lot more like it does now: two people doing some sort of activity together with the possibility of a romantic outcome.