Generally the bachelorette would ask questions written in advance on cards to each of the three hidden bachelors.The same question could be asked to multiple bachelors. The bachelorette would make her choice based solely on the answers to her questions.Jim Lange hosted The Dating Game for its entire ABC network run and the 19 syndicated editions.The 1986 revival was hosted by Elaine Joyce for its first season and Jeff Mac Gregor for its remaining two seasons.Other contestants who appeared before becoming famous included The Carpenters, Jackson Bostwick, Michael Richards, Joanna Cameron, Andy Kaufman (who went under the pseudonym Baji Kimran), Steve Martin, Burt Reynolds, John Ritter, Phil Hartman, Jennifer Granholm (Governor of Michigan from 2003–2010), Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Alex Kozinski.
Play continued until time expired, after which the bachelor/bachelorette gave their choice.
When the original format returned to the syndicated revival in 1997, these rules were readopted but there was more of a variety between bachelors and bachelorettes.
For the first season of the 1996 revival, The Dating Game used a different format.
A little less than two weeks later, during her sorority semi-formal, I got all her closest sorority sisters to help out and I asked her to marry me. Two college students only 15 minutes away from each other, but yet had never meet. We began talking sometime between October 2013 and November 2013 on this site.
We met at the beginning of February 2014 and somehow got into a relationship on Valentine's Day.