The pre-stardom Farrah Fawcett, Suzanne Somers, Lindsay Wagner, Tom Selleck and Lee Majors appeared as "contestants" on the show in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Other contestants who appeared in their unknown or pre-stardom eras included The Carpenters, Jackson Bostwick, Joanna Cameron, Andy Kaufman (who went under the name Baji Kimran), Steve Martin, Burt Reynolds, John Ritter, Phil Hartman, Jennifer Granholm (Governor of Michigan from 2003-2010), the actor Jay North, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Tom Selleck (who went on the show twice but was not chosen as a "date" either time).
You never know what people are going to say when asked about their significant other!
Any couple is allowed to compete, they enter their names when they arrive at the event and then names are drawn to see who will compete for the prizes.
The masks helped ensure that the bachelorette would make her decision based on internal beauty instead of relying on external attraction, but viewers never got to see who she picked because the show was cancelled after five episodes. Who knew she ventured into the world of romantic reality TV?
Why enjoy a normal ol' blind date when you could go on a blind date chaperoned by your ex?
When it was revealed that the hugely popular 1950s quiz show “Twenty One” was rigged, it changed television game shows in the United States permanently.
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.
Both new couples will receive cash prizes and then decide if they want to split the winnings or use it to actually go out on a date!
The Dating Game is an ABC television show that 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 Dating Game was hosted by Jim Lange from its debut on ABC until the late 1970s syndicated series went off the air.
(CNN) -- Before he was a convicted serial killer, Rodney Alcala was a winning bachelor on "The Dating Game." "Oh yeah, I remember it quite clearly," said Jed Mills, the game-show contestant who sat next to Alcala in 1978. Definitely creepy." Found guilty in February of murdering four women and a child, Alcala, 66, is acting as his own attorney in the penalty phase of the trial.At certain times there are contests to see who will get to compete in the game 4-6 Couples compete and the top 2 or 3 couples win cash prizes depending on how many couples are playing.