Old school dating shows

hard already whetted the network’s appetite for hot young singles getting it on and audiences were ready for more.What followed would become an MTV signature: scripted dating shows that favored hot (often shirtless, fit and on Spring Break) 20-somethings look for the someone to screw, not marry.

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The original dating game shows were introduced by television producer Chuck Barris.The audience sees only the game; an important feature of all dating game shows is that the contestants have little or no previous knowledge of each other, and are exposed to each other only through the game, which may include viewing a photograph or at least knowing the basic criteria for participation (typically participants are not already married).There have been a number of dating shows aired on television over the years, using a variety of formats and rules.Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @benjaminsolomon. From overalls with one strap down to car phones to the Dick Tracy soundtrack, the decade was pretty much America's golden age.

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