The original dating game
Once it was picked, the person in question would reveal the reason behind the fact to the hopeful single.
After a round of questioning, the bachelor/bachelorette chose their date.
The same question could be asked to multiple bachelors.
The questions were written in advance by the producers.
Jim Lange, fresh from his announcing duties with Tennessee Ernie Ford stepped through the flower-speckled rotating partitions for the first of many, many times shortly before Christmas 1965. On one side you had 3 bachelors answering questions from a girl on the other side of the partition (each not being able to see the other).
Occasionally, the bachelor would ask questions to three bachelorettes.After meeting the 2 boys she didn't select, she's meet her date at which point Jim would tell them where they were going for their dream date.On less frequent occasions, the roles were reversed.To wit, the game would feature a boy selecting 1 from the 3 Bachelorettes.The show became an enormous hit with young viewers.