Occasionally, the bachelor would ask questions to three bachelorettes.For this revival's first season, two formats were used.Jim Lange hosted The Dating Game for its entire ABC network run and the 19 syndicated editions.The 1986 revival was hosted by Elaine Joyce for its first season and Jeff Mac Gregor for its remaining two seasons.
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.
The program was revived three additional times in syndication afterwards.
The first revival premiered in 1978 and ran until 1980, the second ran from 1986 until 1989, and the last ran from 1996 until 1999 with a season of reruns following.
After a round of questioning, the bachelor/bachelorette chose their date.
All three of the potential dates had their names revealed before the questioning started as well, something that wasn't done on any version of TDG prior.