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.
The genre waned for a while but it was later revived by The New Dating Game and the UK version Blind Date, and the original shows were popular in reruns, unusual for any game show.
Cable television revived some interest in these shows during the 1980s and 1990s, and eventually new shows began to be made along the old concepts.
Once, someone divorced after appearing on The Newlywed Game got a "second chance" on The Dating Game.
Gimmicks were the lifeblood of all such shows, which drew criticisms for instigating disaffection that could not have been effected.
Dating game shows are television game shows that incorporate a dating system in the form of a game with clear rules.