In the case the bachelor/bachelorette chose the same person for both looks and personality, they won a cash prize of 0.

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The same question could be asked to multiple bachelors. The bachelorette would make her choice based solely on the answers to her questions.

Occasionally, the contestant was a bachelor who would ask questions to three bachelorettes.

ABC dropped the show on July 6, 1973, but it continued in syndication for another year (1973–1974) as The New Dating Game.

The program was revived three additional times in syndication afterwards.

This format saw the players choose a potential date based on how good they looked and another based on personality.

To determine the "looks" portion, the bachelor/bachelorette observed their potential dates (another change not seen on any Dating Game series beforehand) for several seconds; the three players wore noise-cancelling headphones so they could not hear what the bachelor/bachelorette was saying about them and they identified by numbers.

For the first season of the 1996 revival, The Dating Game used a different format.

A notable change was that the prospective bachelor/bachelorette knew what the first names of his or her potential dates were at all times.

Play continued until time expired, after which the bachelor/bachelorette gave their choice.

In several weeks of episodes that aired at various times throughout the season, another format was used.

Chuck Woolery took over in 1997 when the original format was reinstated and hosted for the last two seasons.