Dating in the dark previous contestants
Other episodes include sketch artists drawing contestants' impressions of each other.
Typically, a bachelorette would question three bachelors, who were hidden from her view; at the end of the questioning period, she would choose one to go out with on a date paid for by the show.
The contestants enter the dark room for the final time and are revealed to each other one at a time.
During the reveal process the couple must remain silent.
Beginning in 1966, The Dating Game was often paired with The Newlywed Game.
This was especially true when the two shows entered syndication; in fact, in 1996 the revivals of both The Dating Game and The Newlywed Game were sold as a package called "The Dating-Newlywed Hour".
Generally the bachelorette would ask questions written in advance on cards to each of the three hidden bachelors.