Old tv dating game shows

From serial kisser Richard Dawson to wisecracker Steve Harvey (with Louie Anderson, John O'Hurley, Richard Karn and Ray Combs in between), Whenever Gene Rayburn (and his patented extralong, superslim microphone) engaged in shamelessly hilarious double entendres about Dumb Dora or Donald with smart-ass panelists like Brett Somers and Charles Nelson Reilly, we laughed our blanks off. They said the game show was dead — and then came Regis Philbin.

Hosts: Chuck Woolery (1983-1995), Pat Bullard (1998-1999) Years on TV: 1983-1995; 1998-1999 Super-suave Chuck Woolery hosted Love Connection, a different take on The Dating Game, where contestants would select their match from three potential dates.

The audience voted on which date they thought was the perfect match and the contestant would reveal his/her choice.

The only thing it really had going for it was that as the day progressed, the dates got sexier and sexier. True story: Flav is THE BEST lead on any reality dating show there’s EVER been. But he was funny and charming and completely in on the joke. We’re not surprised that a show where a female contestant goes on a group date with three men and then has to decide which one of them is in a relationship with a woman, which one of them is in a relationship with a man, and which one of them is straight and available to her, would air on Lifetime. That one guy who is now engaged to Jennifer Hudson? We only got two seasons of (see below) this show revolved around 25 women who thought they were dating Prince Harry. The kid dates those people, and then has to decide whether to keep their current relationship, stay single, or choose one of the new options. If a gay guy is picked, he gets all of the money and the woman receives nothing. And then at the end, each woman would decide which man they chose as a “stud” they wanted to go out with again. This is also known as the last time 15 DIFFERENT women put in a lot of effort in order to date a man who was 5’3 and said things like “Will you be my bambina? Sadly, it wasn’t the $20 million people thought he had.

Like, let’s not forget he gave all the girls nicknames because he couldn’t remember their real names! It is, after all, the television network for women who love men who hate women. Like The goal was to find romantic partners for three eligible bachelors — one of whom was Plain White T’s member Tim Lopez — by using matchmakers and a field of bachelorettes. If the dude guessed who chose them, they’d win an all-expense paid date to a Sizzler or something like that. ” Okay, so technically, Rick Rockwell was a multi-millionaire! Which, in the end, turned out to be the smallest problem with FOX’s horrendous reality special.

There’s something about reality dating shows that we just can’t get enough of. until the big twist: a fifth, obnoxious person (or… If that’s not dating show gold, we just don’t know what is. This has been determined via extensive interviews with family members and friends, personality tests and professional matchmakers. had the most ridiculous premise ever: the single dater goes on dates with three moms who try and convince him/her to date their son/daughter. This cultural phenomenon was, dare we say it, actually a fascinating character study. A “millionaire” is looking for love among several hopeful women. Because President Clinton had such a good personality?

Maybe it’s the schadenfreude-factor, but it’s SO FUN watching people go out on really terrible, terrible dates. Jen Abidor and Dave Quinn go through them one by one, alphabetically, of course. The contestants are tasked to try and figure out which fellow contestant is their perfect match. I get it.” “Yeah, and then halfway through the show, when she feels like she’s actually falling for one of the dudes based on his personality, we’ll bring in super hot guys and see how she does.” “Perfect. The dater then chooses which of the three he/she wants to date. Or because he wore a mask over his face while in flagrante? was the perfect trendy dating show for the millennial attention span of approximately 5 seconds. One contestant spills the beans on what they’re looking for in a suitor.

But really, the fifth wheel was pretty much a flat tire. Just from that title wordplay alone, you knew this was a brilliant, sloppy disasterpiece. And in PERFECT Reality TV form, they both ended up picking the same dude. Of all the bad dating shows, this one actually has a pretty clever premise. , or as it’s known now “the story of our lives thanks to a little thing called internet dating” was probably the most straightforward dating show concept on this list. Oh, and if that weren’t enough, consider this: neither James nor any of the gay contestants even knew this twist was going down. Apparently, gay sexuality is SO FUN to make fun of. ” And your mind would be blown EACH TIME, no matter what the outcome. On this little gem, five women check out thirty men who literally pass them by on a gigantic conveyor belt. The problem was that FOX basically advertised it as a modern day freak show. cast-members in a room to look for the man of their dreams out of thirteen eligible bachelors? And do you remember how like, one of the girls would be named HBIC each week and that girl would then pick the dates of the other girls? Unfortunately, Oxygen hasn’t aired a season in the past two years. Which is why we tune in, week after week, to see how it all goes down. ), this show revolved around one woman choosing a husband from 20 suitors. They all wore masks the entire time, so she would judge them based on their personality alone.

BUT NEITHER SIDE KNOWS SHE’S BISEXUAL until the end of the first episode. The thing is, Tila Tequila was so effing annoying that we actively rooted against her. , but both women were choosing from the same pool of male and female contestants. If the guy he chose was straight, the straight guy would win K and James would win nothing but a broken heart. And next thing you knew, you were actually watching , not as background noise or anything, but literally on the edge of your seat being like, “THERE’S NO WAY THEY’RE GOING TO STAY TOGETHER, IS THERE?! But seriously, another show about dating and whether or not to stay with your mate? Is there anything more romantic than a conveyor belt? But is there actually anything romantic about dating shows, DEFINITELY not. At the end of the show, the last lady standing learns the truth — and if she chooses him despite his bank account, the show surprises them with a hefty

Maybe it’s the schadenfreude-factor, but it’s SO FUN watching people go out on really terrible, terrible dates. Jen Abidor and Dave Quinn go through them one by one, alphabetically, of course. The contestants are tasked to try and figure out which fellow contestant is their perfect match. I get it.” “Yeah, and then halfway through the show, when she feels like she’s actually falling for one of the dudes based on his personality, we’ll bring in super hot guys and see how she does.” “Perfect. The dater then chooses which of the three he/she wants to date. Or because he wore a mask over his face while in flagrante? was the perfect trendy dating show for the millennial attention span of approximately 5 seconds. One contestant spills the beans on what they’re looking for in a suitor. But really, the fifth wheel was pretty much a flat tire. Just from that title wordplay alone, you knew this was a brilliant, sloppy disasterpiece. And in PERFECT Reality TV form, they both ended up picking the same dude. Of all the bad dating shows, this one actually has a pretty clever premise. , or as it’s known now “the story of our lives thanks to a little thing called internet dating” was probably the most straightforward dating show concept on this list. Oh, and if that weren’t enough, consider this: neither James nor any of the gay contestants even knew this twist was going down. Apparently, gay sexuality is SO FUN to make fun of. ” And your mind would be blown EACH TIME, no matter what the outcome. On this little gem, five women check out thirty men who literally pass them by on a gigantic conveyor belt. The problem was that FOX basically advertised it as a modern day freak show. cast-members in a room to look for the man of their dreams out of thirteen eligible bachelors? And do you remember how like, one of the girls would be named HBIC each week and that girl would then pick the dates of the other girls? Unfortunately, Oxygen hasn’t aired a season in the past two years. Which is why we tune in, week after week, to see how it all goes down. ), this show revolved around one woman choosing a husband from 20 suitors. They all wore masks the entire time, so she would judge them based on their personality alone. BUT NEITHER SIDE KNOWS SHE’S BISEXUAL until the end of the first episode. The thing is, Tila Tequila was so effing annoying that we actively rooted against her. , but both women were choosing from the same pool of male and female contestants. If the guy he chose was straight, the straight guy would win $25K and James would win nothing but a broken heart. And next thing you knew, you were actually watching , not as background noise or anything, but literally on the edge of your seat being like, “THERE’S NO WAY THEY’RE GOING TO STAY TOGETHER, IS THERE?! But seriously, another show about dating and whether or not to stay with your mate? Is there anything more romantic than a conveyor belt? But is there actually anything romantic about dating shows, DEFINITELY not. At the end of the show, the last lady standing learns the truth — and if she chooses him despite his bank account, the show surprises them with a hefty $1 million dollar check. And the problem wasn’t that his pool of eligible bachelorettes were made up of other little people and women of average stature. And you just can’t air a show where one of the finalists is a murder IRL. She’s terrible, and her rules for love are outdated, sexist, and all-around horrible. , except instead of voting for their favorite singer, America votes on total strangers’ MARITAL STATUSES. To help them sort it all out, the dude’s mothers also live in the house, and do their best to influence their son’s decisions. Luckily, one of the moms was totally racist and anti-semitic, so it was at least fun to watch her be like “Not the Jewish girl! And then he proceeded to choose the skinniest one of the bunch as the winner. Since women are notoriously known for judging men based only on their appearance (and not the other way around!And that’s exactly what this show did — hated on women by basically being like “haahaa you’ll never find a man and even when you do he’ll probably be gay haahaa.” Clearly we never missed an episode. It was a nice idea, and the series, produced by Eva Longoria and hosted by Guiliana and Bill Rancic, had a big push behind it from NBC. Ratings were dismal, and NBC only aired the show for three-weeks in April 2013 (subsequent episodes were streamed online). — were looking for love, as most dating show contestants are. And while Bret wasn’t as good of a leading man as Flavor Flav, he was a close second. The way he pronounced the word “diabetes” (die-a-bee-tis). The show aired as a single, two-hour broadcast in which 50 women (one from each state) competed in some effed-up beauty pageant to be Rockwell’s bride. spinoff was everything we wanted and more from Tiffany Pollard’s search for a soul mate. They all found love, if you stuck it out until the end. Real chose a woman named CORN FED, and Chance didn’t even bother picking anyone because he knew no one would ever top that. And unlike Flav, you actually could see yourself hooking up with Bret Michaels! It was , one of the more brilliant shows you’ll find on this list. Then he went and got all schmancy CNN newsman and The Mole took a dive into celebrity territory.

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Maybe it’s the schadenfreude-factor, but it’s SO FUN watching people go out on really terrible, terrible dates. Jen Abidor and Dave Quinn go through them one by one, alphabetically, of course. The contestants are tasked to try and figure out which fellow contestant is their perfect match. I get it.” “Yeah, and then halfway through the show, when she feels like she’s actually falling for one of the dudes based on his personality, we’ll bring in super hot guys and see how she does.” “Perfect. The dater then chooses which of the three he/she wants to date. Or because he wore a mask over his face while in flagrante? was the perfect trendy dating show for the millennial attention span of approximately 5 seconds. One contestant spills the beans on what they’re looking for in a suitor.

But really, the fifth wheel was pretty much a flat tire. Just from that title wordplay alone, you knew this was a brilliant, sloppy disasterpiece. And in PERFECT Reality TV form, they both ended up picking the same dude. Of all the bad dating shows, this one actually has a pretty clever premise. , or as it’s known now “the story of our lives thanks to a little thing called internet dating” was probably the most straightforward dating show concept on this list. Oh, and if that weren’t enough, consider this: neither James nor any of the gay contestants even knew this twist was going down. Apparently, gay sexuality is SO FUN to make fun of. ” And your mind would be blown EACH TIME, no matter what the outcome. On this little gem, five women check out thirty men who literally pass them by on a gigantic conveyor belt. The problem was that FOX basically advertised it as a modern day freak show. cast-members in a room to look for the man of their dreams out of thirteen eligible bachelors? And do you remember how like, one of the girls would be named HBIC each week and that girl would then pick the dates of the other girls? Unfortunately, Oxygen hasn’t aired a season in the past two years. Which is why we tune in, week after week, to see how it all goes down. ), this show revolved around one woman choosing a husband from 20 suitors. They all wore masks the entire time, so she would judge them based on their personality alone.

BUT NEITHER SIDE KNOWS SHE’S BISEXUAL until the end of the first episode. The thing is, Tila Tequila was so effing annoying that we actively rooted against her. , but both women were choosing from the same pool of male and female contestants. If the guy he chose was straight, the straight guy would win $25K and James would win nothing but a broken heart. And next thing you knew, you were actually watching , not as background noise or anything, but literally on the edge of your seat being like, “THERE’S NO WAY THEY’RE GOING TO STAY TOGETHER, IS THERE?! But seriously, another show about dating and whether or not to stay with your mate? Is there anything more romantic than a conveyor belt? But is there actually anything romantic about dating shows, DEFINITELY not. At the end of the show, the last lady standing learns the truth — and if she chooses him despite his bank account, the show surprises them with a hefty $1 million dollar check. And the problem wasn’t that his pool of eligible bachelorettes were made up of other little people and women of average stature. And you just can’t air a show where one of the finalists is a murder IRL. She’s terrible, and her rules for love are outdated, sexist, and all-around horrible. , except instead of voting for their favorite singer, America votes on total strangers’ MARITAL STATUSES. To help them sort it all out, the dude’s mothers also live in the house, and do their best to influence their son’s decisions. Luckily, one of the moms was totally racist and anti-semitic, so it was at least fun to watch her be like “Not the Jewish girl! And then he proceeded to choose the skinniest one of the bunch as the winner. Since women are notoriously known for judging men based only on their appearance (and not the other way around!

And that’s exactly what this show did — hated on women by basically being like “haahaa you’ll never find a man and even when you do he’ll probably be gay haahaa.” Clearly we never missed an episode. It was a nice idea, and the series, produced by Eva Longoria and hosted by Guiliana and Bill Rancic, had a big push behind it from NBC. Ratings were dismal, and NBC only aired the show for three-weeks in April 2013 (subsequent episodes were streamed online). — were looking for love, as most dating show contestants are. And while Bret wasn’t as good of a leading man as Flavor Flav, he was a close second. The way he pronounced the word “diabetes” (die-a-bee-tis). The show aired as a single, two-hour broadcast in which 50 women (one from each state) competed in some effed-up beauty pageant to be Rockwell’s bride.

spinoff was everything we wanted and more from Tiffany Pollard’s search for a soul mate. They all found love, if you stuck it out until the end. Real chose a woman named CORN FED, and Chance didn’t even bother picking anyone because he knew no one would ever top that. And unlike Flav, you actually could see yourself hooking up with Bret Michaels! It was , one of the more brilliant shows you’ll find on this list.

Then he went and got all schmancy CNN newsman and The Mole took a dive into celebrity territory.

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Maybe it’s the schadenfreude-factor, but it’s SO FUN watching people go out on really terrible, terrible dates. Jen Abidor and Dave Quinn go through them one by one, alphabetically, of course. The contestants are tasked to try and figure out which fellow contestant is their perfect match. I get it.” “Yeah, and then halfway through the show, when she feels like she’s actually falling for one of the dudes based on his personality, we’ll bring in super hot guys and see how she does.” “Perfect. The dater then chooses which of the three he/she wants to date. Or because he wore a mask over his face while in flagrante? was the perfect trendy dating show for the millennial attention span of approximately 5 seconds. One contestant spills the beans on what they’re looking for in a suitor.

But really, the fifth wheel was pretty much a flat tire. Just from that title wordplay alone, you knew this was a brilliant, sloppy disasterpiece. And in PERFECT Reality TV form, they both ended up picking the same dude. Of all the bad dating shows, this one actually has a pretty clever premise. , or as it’s known now “the story of our lives thanks to a little thing called internet dating” was probably the most straightforward dating show concept on this list. Oh, and if that weren’t enough, consider this: neither James nor any of the gay contestants even knew this twist was going down. Apparently, gay sexuality is SO FUN to make fun of. ” And your mind would be blown EACH TIME, no matter what the outcome. On this little gem, five women check out thirty men who literally pass them by on a gigantic conveyor belt. The problem was that FOX basically advertised it as a modern day freak show. cast-members in a room to look for the man of their dreams out of thirteen eligible bachelors? And do you remember how like, one of the girls would be named HBIC each week and that girl would then pick the dates of the other girls? Unfortunately, Oxygen hasn’t aired a season in the past two years. Which is why we tune in, week after week, to see how it all goes down. ), this show revolved around one woman choosing a husband from 20 suitors. They all wore masks the entire time, so she would judge them based on their personality alone.

BUT NEITHER SIDE KNOWS SHE’S BISEXUAL until the end of the first episode. The thing is, Tila Tequila was so effing annoying that we actively rooted against her. , but both women were choosing from the same pool of male and female contestants. If the guy he chose was straight, the straight guy would win $25K and James would win nothing but a broken heart. And next thing you knew, you were actually watching , not as background noise or anything, but literally on the edge of your seat being like, “THERE’S NO WAY THEY’RE GOING TO STAY TOGETHER, IS THERE?! But seriously, another show about dating and whether or not to stay with your mate? Is there anything more romantic than a conveyor belt? But is there actually anything romantic about dating shows, DEFINITELY not. At the end of the show, the last lady standing learns the truth — and if she chooses him despite his bank account, the show surprises them with a hefty $1 million dollar check. And the problem wasn’t that his pool of eligible bachelorettes were made up of other little people and women of average stature. And you just can’t air a show where one of the finalists is a murder IRL. She’s terrible, and her rules for love are outdated, sexist, and all-around horrible. , except instead of voting for their favorite singer, America votes on total strangers’ MARITAL STATUSES. To help them sort it all out, the dude’s mothers also live in the house, and do their best to influence their son’s decisions. Luckily, one of the moms was totally racist and anti-semitic, so it was at least fun to watch her be like “Not the Jewish girl! And then he proceeded to choose the skinniest one of the bunch as the winner. Since women are notoriously known for judging men based only on their appearance (and not the other way around!

And that’s exactly what this show did — hated on women by basically being like “haahaa you’ll never find a man and even when you do he’ll probably be gay haahaa.” Clearly we never missed an episode. It was a nice idea, and the series, produced by Eva Longoria and hosted by Guiliana and Bill Rancic, had a big push behind it from NBC. Ratings were dismal, and NBC only aired the show for three-weeks in April 2013 (subsequent episodes were streamed online). — were looking for love, as most dating show contestants are. And while Bret wasn’t as good of a leading man as Flavor Flav, he was a close second. The way he pronounced the word “diabetes” (die-a-bee-tis). The show aired as a single, two-hour broadcast in which 50 women (one from each state) competed in some effed-up beauty pageant to be Rockwell’s bride.

million dollar check. And the problem wasn’t that his pool of eligible bachelorettes were made up of other little people and women of average stature. And you just can’t air a show where one of the finalists is a murder IRL. She’s terrible, and her rules for love are outdated, sexist, and all-around horrible. , except instead of voting for their favorite singer, America votes on total strangers’ MARITAL STATUSES. To help them sort it all out, the dude’s mothers also live in the house, and do their best to influence their son’s decisions. Luckily, one of the moms was totally racist and anti-semitic, so it was at least fun to watch her be like “Not the Jewish girl! And then he proceeded to choose the skinniest one of the bunch as the winner. Since women are notoriously known for judging men based only on their appearance (and not the other way around!

And that’s exactly what this show did — hated on women by basically being like “haahaa you’ll never find a man and even when you do he’ll probably be gay haahaa.” Clearly we never missed an episode. It was a nice idea, and the series, produced by Eva Longoria and hosted by Guiliana and Bill Rancic, had a big push behind it from NBC. Ratings were dismal, and NBC only aired the show for three-weeks in April 2013 (subsequent episodes were streamed online). — were looking for love, as most dating show contestants are. And while Bret wasn’t as good of a leading man as Flavor Flav, he was a close second. The way he pronounced the word “diabetes” (die-a-bee-tis). The show aired as a single, two-hour broadcast in which 50 women (one from each state) competed in some effed-up beauty pageant to be Rockwell’s bride.

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