The Original Dating Game – A Classic Game Show!

By Rebeka Knott

The Dating Game… a show, that first aired in 1965. The innovative show highlighted a female contestant that was to decide who she wanted to go on a dream date with, based solely on a man’s answer to her questions The questions were usually suggestive and somewhat quirky, making the show all the more interesting.

Several well-known celebrities were bachelors on the show. I wonder how many women ended up kicking themselves for passing over these promising bachelors.

At times, although rare, the roles were reversed, and the men asked the questions with the women answering the questions. Notable female celebrities who were on the female panel answering questions included Farrah Fawcett and Teri Garr.

Not everybody was sold on The Dating Game when it first came out for one reason or another; after all, it was admittedly a little edgy. It couldn’t have been all bad, though, since Baskin Robbins named an ice cream flavor after it!