Book called game dating
This format saw the players choose a potential date based on how good they looked and another based on personality. In several weeks of episodes that aired at various times throughout the season, another format was used.Hasbro released three home games based on the original version from to  , while Pressman Toy Corporation released a home game based on the late 80s version in The show's popularity in the s was the inspiration for an ice cream flavor by Baskin-Robbins called Dating Game.For the first season of the revival, The Dating Game used a different format. Starting in , the show used recorded music, with the main theme provided by The Mariachi Brass, featuring trumpeter Chet Baker. The show used many contemporary tunes, from Tijuana Brass's music from the s, to pop music used for celebrity guest and band appearances.
The first revival premiered in 1978 and ran until 1980, the second ran from 1986 until 1989, and the last ran from 1996 until 1999 with a season of reruns following.
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.