Certain kinds of questions such as name, age, occupation, and income cannot be asked. The bachelorette would make her choice based solely on the answers to her questions.After making her choice, the bachelorette met the two unchosen bachelors before meeting the chosen one.ABC dropped the show on July 6, 1973, but it continued in syndication for another year (1973–1974) as The New Dating Game.
Jim Lange hosted The Dating Game for its entire ABC network run and the 19 syndicated editions.
Sometimes the guy chosen would be the one chosen for both looks & personality; in later shows when that happened he/she won a 0 bonus in addition to the trip.
This format was mostly disliked by fans of the original show so the next year they switched back to its original format and theme with new host Chuck Woolery at the helm.
Chuck Woolery took over in 1997 when the original format was reinstated and hosted for the last two seasons.
Beginning in 1966, The Dating Game was often paired with The Newlywed Game.