Can be remembered as one of the longest running reality shows of all time, and the pioneer of its own genre : Reality Dating Shows: The Dating Game has been aired in both prime time(1966-70) and daytime(1965-73), and followed by syndicated versions(1973-74, 1977-80, and 1996-2000).The show also ran in syndication in 1986 under the title "The New Dating Game" which was changed for the remainder of its run(1987-89) to "The All-New Dating Game".Unlike "The Bachelor" and other recent dating shows on which a single male or female over the course of several episodes hopes to find a potential life partner; a contestant on The Dating Game would ask three delegates of the opposite sex a series of questions with a view to pick one for accompanying him/her on a chaperoned date.There is a folding screen separating the junior suite of the three delegates and the contestant; that way the contestant cannot see their face but can talk further ahead after each question answered.It was his fifth home run of the World Series, tying a mark set by Reggie Jackson and Chase Utley."We're coming home a champion, Houston," Springer said.
(JPF&T) -- quoted from its origin -- Later on, the shows became more interactive that the viewers in front of the TV was able to make decisions to eliminate the undesirable contestants and to choose the winner of this contest after all the contestants have stayed together and shared a house for several weeks as long as the show episode lasts.
Nowadays the sense of a good relationship or a companionship is lost.
Deeply looking at the relations of the couples today, there is nothing to see. Relationships are so shallow and depending on one's own personal satisfaction needs.
Unfortunately, most reality dating show couples did not stay together.
Being at the spot of our daily lives of our 80s' X-generation, our lives/choices/relations became like them unwillingly, uncontrollably.