Once it was picked, the person in question would reveal the reason behind the fact to the hopeful single.After a round of questioning, the bachelor/bachelorette chose their date.When all said and done, the dating couple went out on a dream vacation which was paid by the producers.
1965-1999 Spiel: "From (the Chuck Barris stages in) Hollywood, (California,) the dating capital of the world... " 1973-1974 Spiel: "Tonight on The New Dating Game, you'll meet (insert bachelors/bachelorettes). Now here's the host of The New Dating Game, JIM LANGE!
And (now,) (here's) the star of the Dating Game/our show (and your host), JIM LANGE/ELAINE JOYCE/CHUCK WOOLERY!
This was especially true when the two shows entered syndication; in fact, in 1996 the revivals of both The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game were sold as a package called "The Dating-Newlywed Hour".
The program was originally broadcast in black-and-white, but when a prime-time version began in October 1966, both it and the daytime version were broadcast in color; the daytime version thus became the first ABC daytime series to be broadcast in color on a regular basis.
The 1986 revival was hosted by Elaine Joyce for its first season and Jeff Mac Gregor for its remaining two seasons.