ABC dropped the show on July 6, 1973, but it continued in syndication for another year (1973–1974) as The New Dating Game.
The program was revived three additional times in syndication afterwards.
One of the reasons that television broadcasters make game shows is because they are substantially less costly than producing scripted drama shows.One of the earliest dating reality shows was , a show that featured one bachelorette grilling a trio of prospective suitors. The people looking for dates could hear the contestants' answers to their questions, but they couldn't *see* them.Dating reality shows now are all about high drama and lots of tears. By far one of the most popular formats for the best dating reality shows is that of ABC's .The scandal almost ended the genre but audiences were discovered to have a short attention span and game shows took off into new levels of popularity in the 1960s.This decade saw the emergence of the panel show, where celebrities would come on the show to answer questions and interact with regular people competing on the show against each other.