If every episode is like this, a summary may mention that it's That Kind Of Show.
Rarely, though, a Bizarro Episode may be redeemed if a skillful or cunning writer uses it to construct an Innocuously Important Episode.
Initially, all six contestants have a group date in which they all sit at a table in the dark room exchanging names and getting to know one another's voices and personality types.
After this date, each contestant can invite another contestant for a one-on-one date; these dates are also held in the dark room.
First Run December 20, 1965 – July 6, 1973 (ABC Daytime) October 6, 1966 – January 17, 1970 (ABC primetime) September 10, 1973 – September 1974 (Syndication) Second Run September 4, 1978 – September 1980 (Syndication) Third Run September 15, 1986 – September 8, 1989 (Syndication) Fourth Run September 9, 1996 – September 1999 (Syndication) The Dating Game is an ABC television show.A separate infrared camera films the person on the dark side's reaction; the two images are combined in post-production.This is done, in part, by using video editing software to fade the infrared image of the person being revealed to black before they are illuminated, then seamlessly showing the color image of the person being revealed as it is faded in and out.Throughout the show, the host provides the men and women with additional insights by providing personality profiles showing which contestants are their best matches and also allowing them to view items the others have brought to the house, such as items of clothing or luggage.Other episodes include sketch artists drawing contestants' impressions of each other.