Matchmaker dating show
The audience sees only the game; an important feature of all dating game shows is that the contestants have little or no previous knowledge of each other, and are exposed to each other only through the game, which may include viewing a photograph or at least knowing the basic criteria for participation (typically participants are not already married).
There have been a number of dating shows aired on television over the years, using a variety of formats and rules.
Variations featuring LGBT contestants began to appear on a few specialty channels.
But any social situation has the potential to result in romance, especially work.The dating game show subgenre has its origins in the United States.The original dating game shows were introduced by television producer Chuck Barris.The genre waned for a while but it was later revived by The New Dating Game and the UK version Blind Date, and the original shows were popular in reruns, unusual for any game show.Cable television revived some interest in these shows during the 1980s and 1990s, and eventually new shows began to be made along the old concepts.
Once, someone divorced after appearing on The Newlywed Game got a "second chance" on The Dating Game.