The same question could be asked to multiple bachelors.The questions were written in advance by the producers.Certain kinds of questions such as name, age, occupation, and income cannot be asked. The bachelorette would make her choice based solely on the answers to her questions.
When all said and done, the dating couple went out on a dream vacation which was paid by the producers.
Occasionally, the bachelor would ask questions to three bachelorettes.
For this revival's first season, two formats were used.
The basic format for this show, used throughout the first year, was for the bachelor/bachelorette to pick from two facts about the three potential dates.
1965-1999 Spiel: "From (the Chuck Barris stages in) Hollywood, (California,) the dating capital of the world... " 1973-1974 Spiel: "Tonight on The New Dating Game, you'll meet (insert bachelors/bachelorettes). Now here's the host of The New Dating Game, JIM LANGE!
And (now,) (here's) the star of the Dating Game/our show (and your host), JIM LANGE/ELAINE JOYCE/CHUCK WOOLERY!" 1987-1989 Spiel: "Welcome to THE ALL NEW DATING GAME! The Dating Game (also known as The New Dating Game and The All-New Dating Game) is the long-running dating game show where one girl or one guy had to choose between three batchelors or batchelorettes to go out on a date for which the producers pay.Generally the bachelorette would ask a series of questions to each of the three hidden bachelors.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.All three of the potential dates had their names revealed before the questioning started as well, something that wasn't done on any version of TDG prior.