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.
Nobody at the time knew the man with the wavy long hair and toothy grin was an apparent psychopath -- an unstable, antisocial personality.
THE DATING GAME was and still is by all accounts, the premiere game show for singles.
It was the forerunner for many imitators such as "Love Connection", MTV's "Singled Out" and numerous others.
Syndicated revivals were moderated by Elaine Joyce, Jeff Mac Gregor, Brad Sherwood, and Chuck Woolery.
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