It first aired on December 20, 1965 and was the first of many shows created and packaged by Chuck Barris from the 1960s through the 1980s.
ABC dropped the show on July 6, 1973, but it continued in syndication for another year (1973–1974) as The New Dating Game.
There have been a number of dating shows aired on television over the years, using a variety of formats and rules.
They are presented for the entertainment of the viewers.
The title refers to the magazine Popular Mechanics, an American magazine devoted to science and technology first published January 11, 1902 by H. Windsor, and has been owned since 1958 by the Hearst Corporation.
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 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).
His father is the chairman of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson’s real estate department.
The Times profile noted that Trump and her half sister, Ivanka Trump, have some commonalities, including having attended their father’s alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania; liking fashion – the eldest Trump daughter has her own fashion line and got Tiffany Trump an internship at Vogue, and having Jewish partners — Ivanka Trump is married to a Jewish real estate scion Jared Kushner.
Beginning in 1966, The Dating Game was often paired with The Newlywed Game.