Dating shows like elimidate
Before there was The Bachelor and cheesy rose ceremonies, there were good, old-fashioned dating shows.Although there were a few notable dating shows before then, I’m going to go out on a limb and say that no other decade did bad dating shows quite like the 90’s.
Throngs of adoring fans clamoring for your autograph? Some people, though, have a hard time finding affection in either direction.
It’s like any other game show, except that the contestants come seeking dates instead of cash and prizes.
More importantly, the dating game show provides a special opportunity that real-life dating could never afford: the chance to be on television.
long), several other shows have tried to carve out their own space in the genre.
Touting premises like chaining love interests together and offering contestants the chance to date fake Prince Harry, many of these shows carried promise.
There have been countless dating shows over the past 50 years, but they largely subscribe to one of three formats: speedy matchmaking along the lines of The Dating Game, voyeuristic date commentary akin to Love Connection, and dramatized dating competitions like Who Wants To Marry A Multi-Millionaire? As is the case with most television, the primary goal is always to entertain the audience at home, but as time marched on, many of these shows traded sweetness for sarcasm and grabs at romance for grabs at fame.