Attempts to revive the dating show in syndication first came in 2011, when Excused and Who Wants to Date a Comedian?
Some gay and straight romances have been sparked on the other reality game shows, suggesting that they too may really be "dating shows" in disguise.
But any social situation has the potential to result in romance, especially work.
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 Newlywed Game, by contrast, another Barris show, had recently married couples competing to answer questions about each other's preferences.
The couple who knew each other the best would win the game; sometimes others got divorced.He Said, She Said focused not on setting up the date, but on comparing the couple's different impressions afterwards, and for their cooperation offering to fund a second date.These resembled the reality shows that began to emerge at about the same time in the 1990s.In shows involving couples, there is a substantial incentive to break up any of the existing relationships.In shows involving singles, there is a mismatch of numbers ensuring constant competition.The various suitors were able to describe their rivals in uncomplimentary ways, which made the show work well as a general devolution of dignity.