First Run December 20, 1965 – July 6, 1973 (ABC Daytime) October 6, 1966 – January 17, 1970 (ABC primetime) September 10, 1973 – September 1974 (Syndication) Second Run September 4, 1978 – September 1980 (Syndication) Third Run September 15, 1986 – September 8, 1989 (Syndication) Fourth Run September 9, 1996 – September 1999 (Syndication) The Dating Game is an ABC television show.
It first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s through the 1980s.
The questions asked on the Dating Game were masterfull inuendos, often with sexual undertones.
For example, a question might be, "After we enjoy a delicious gourmet meal on our date, what would you want for dessert?
The Dating Game TV show began as a daytime game show.
Then in October of 1966, ABC moved the series to their Thursday night prime-time schedule at PM to replace "The Tammy Grimes Show" that only survived a few episodes.
That version lasted through 1989 and was hosted by Jeff Mac Gregor.
After that, the Dating Game returned for the Fall of 1973 season in syndication with Chuck Woolery as a new host.
The questioner could not see their three potential dates so appearance did not factor into the decision. There were a few dates, however, that resulted in marriage.
Producer In the beginning, the dates provided by the Dating Game were typically just a local night on the town but later the show began opening its pockets for luxurious dates to exotic locations.
Even bringing back Chuck Woolery for a third try at host didn't help!
In total, the Dating Game TV show has had 2035 episodes!
Answers like, "I'm most likely to want to make whoopee when my husband dresses up in my baby doll nightie" caused many an embarrasing moments on that show!