Kozinski dating game
 One standard feature was that at the end of each episode the host and winning contestants would blow a kiss to the viewers.This was a forerunner for a number of other shows done in the same style (although a show called Blind Date was matching up contestants in a much tamer setting almost two decades earlier).The future Federal Judge Alex Kozinski appeared on it and was selected as a "date". Some contestants appeared even after they were fairly well known, including a young Michael Jackson, Ron Howard, Maureen Mc Cormick, Barry Williams, Sally Field, Richard Dawson, and Paul Lynde.One standard trademark was that at the end of each episode, the host and winning contestants would blow a kiss to the viewers.When chosen, a new statement replaced the old statement and the potential date explained the reason why that fact pertained to them.Play continued until time expired, after which the bachelor/bachelorette gave their choice.The same question could be asked to multiple bachelors. The bachelorette would make her choice based solely on the answers to her questions.Occasionally, the bachelor would ask questions to three bachelorettes.
For the first season of the 1996 revival, The Dating Game used a different format.Chuck Barris has claimed that the show was a cover for his CIA activities and was promoted by the company, according to his autobiography Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.The show's popularity in the 1960s was the inspiration for an ice cream flavor by Baskin Robbins called Dating Game.The Dating Game was an ABC television show that first aired on December 20, 1965 and was created by Chuck Barris.
ABC dropped the show on July 6, 1973, but it resurfaced in several syndicated versions (1973-1974 as The New Dating Game, 1978-1980, 1986-19-1999).To determine the "looks" portion, the bachelor/bachelorette observed their potential dates (another change not seen on any Dating Game series beforehand) for several seconds; the three players wore noise-cancelling headphones so they could not hear what the bachelor/bachelorette was saying about them and they identified by numbers.