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ABC dropped the show on July 6, 1973, but it continued in syndication for another year (1973–1974) as The New Dating Game.
Some contestants appeared even after they were fairly well known, including a young Michael Jackson, Dusty Springfield, Ron Howard, Maureen Mc Cormick, Barry Williams, Sally Field, Richard Dawson, Jay North, and Paul Lynde.
In the case the bachelor/bachelorette chose the same person for both looks and personality, they won a cash prize of 0.
Various episodes from the ABC daytime run have been aired on GSN in the past.
Typically, a bachelorette would question three bachelors, who were hidden from her view; at the end of the questioning period, she would choose one to go out with on a date paid for by the show.
Occasionally, the roles would be reversed with a man questioning three ladies; other times, a celebrity would question three players for a date for themselves or for a co-worker or a relative of theirs.One standard trademark was that at the end of each episode, the host and winning contestants would blow a kiss to the viewers.