Dating game shows are television game shows that incorporate a dating system in the form of a game with clear rules.Human matchmaking is involved only in selecting the game's contestants, who are usually selected more for the amusement value than any concern for their happiness or compatibility.The various suitors were able to describe their rivals in uncomplimentary ways, which made the show work well as a general devolution of dignity.Questions were often obviously rigged to get ridiculous responses, or be obvious allusions to features of the participants' private areas.In shows involving couples, there is a substantial incentive to break up any of the existing relationships.In shows involving singles, there is a mismatch of numbers ensuring constant competition.The parents would pick two other candidates for their kid to date instead of their current partner.We watched as the guy or girl went out with parent-approved dates, and at the end of the show, the guy or girl had to pick who they liked best to keep dating.
There have been a number of dating shows aired on television over the years, using a variety of formats and rules.
The dating game show subgenre has its origins in the United States.
The original dating game shows were introduced by television producer Chuck Barris.
There was just something about watching awkward or super confident young adults try to navigate the obstacles of the show to attempt to meet someone they clicked with.
I loved the terrible scripted dialogue, relished the extra juicy moments, and couldn’t stop hate-watching the people who were total jerks…