Rules of the dating game show
The programme revolved around three hopeful singles sitting behind a screen answering the coy questions of another lonely heart.
It was the predecessor to Britain's iconic (1985), hosted by national treasure Cilla Black on a bright, fuchsia set.
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.
Generally the bachelorette would ask a series of questions to each of the three hidden bachelors.
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.Jim Lange, fresh from his announcing duties with Tennessee Ernie Ford stepped through the flower-speckled rotating partitions for the first of many, many times shortly before Christmas 1965. On one side you had 3 bachelors answering questions from a girl on the other side of the partition (each not being able to see the other).The girl was given a certain amount of time to ask as many questions as she could to the 3 bachelors.When all said and done, the dating couple went out on a dream vacation which was paid by the producers.Occasionally, the bachelor would ask questions to three bachelorettes.