The original dating game tv show

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He was most recently the Editor-in-Chief of Next Magazine.He has contributed to Vanity Fair, Playbill, Details, Out Magazine, Time Out New York, and has appeared on Biography Channel, East Village Radio and in Wallpaper magazine.The clever set ups — blind dates in bedrooms, blind dates in vans, blind dates with parents — kept generations of teens glued to the channel, much in the same way music videos had the decade prior.And the effects of it can be seen in much of modern culture, especially technology, with apps like Tinder and Ok Cupid like a real-world versions of Benjamin Solomon is a freelance writer based in New York City.Jim Lange died this week, and a familiar voice is gone from the ether.

That’s why NBC’s First Dates appears to have wandered in from a bygone age. is actually playing catch-up when it comes to the First Dates concept.It’s also led to several marriage proposals, a baby and a hotel-based spinoff.Ireland, New Zealand, Australia and Canada have all been running their own versions since 2016.Jim Lange, the original host of the long-running game show "The Dating Game" died Tuesday in Mill Valley, Calif., after suffering a heart attack, his wife, Nancy, told TODAY. He appeared as the host of the ABC show after spending his early career in radio, and hosted the program during its on-and-off runs from 1965 to 1980.The show usually featured a bachelorette asking questions of three bachelors she couldn't see, and ultimately choosing one to go on a date.As noted, I was one of the many bachelors the program offered up like cuts of meat to the ladies.The women who publicly shopped us were chosen in auditions run by the show's producer, Chuck Barris -- a man who also devised That was another ABC workhorse, and one that also traded on a mildly salacious premise.Fleiss added: “‘Love Connection’ was always one of my favorite programs.Show creator Eric Lieber was a close friend of mine.But it appealed to our most basic Darwinian instinct: selecting a good mate.You can't go wrong when a show's premise is hard-wired into human DNA.

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