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.Typically, a bachelorette would question three bachelors, who were hidden from her view; at the end of the questioning period, she would choose one to go out with on a date paid for by the show.When the original format returned to the syndicated revival in 1997, these rules were readopted but there was more of a variety between bachelors and bachelorettes.For the first season of the 1996 revival, The Dating Game used a different format.Because I regret things I do more than things I do. If that’s what you got out of the last paragraph, kindly reread.I’d also like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the fact that women are not commodities…)The concept of right away.
Because if I throw enough should be extra effective. And I know, this approach leaves me vulnerable to nightmarish things like the Friend Zone. Generally the bachelorette would ask questions written in advance on cards to each of the three hidden bachelors.The same question could be asked to multiple bachelors. The bachelorette would make her choice based solely on the answers to her questions.Now, I may never land that knockout, but I might just become a better person in the process. 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.