Singled out dating game
They'd each be asked questions with two possible answers that the person in question will have answered on a card beforehand. Whoever gets to there first wins a date with them, probably to somewhere exotic like, ooh... Then it would be done again but with a girl chasing 50 boys. Sunday lunchtime screenings of the original US version went out on BBC2 for a short while during the mid 90s - it was around this time they were also repeating Shooting Stars in the same timeslot. To start, one contestant called "The Picker" walked onto the set in front of the contestants in the "Dating Pool" while blindfolded just so he/she wouldn't see.They ranged from Dating Game-style questions (example, "if you had me alone in a limousine for 3 hours, what would you do to me?") to stunt-oriented questions (example, hitting a paddle ball a number of times, with the female host relaying the potential date's performance to the Picker).Several episodes were shown with out-of-the-ordinary rules, guest appearances, or other notable occurrences: The show served as the basis for a book: Singled Out Guide to Dating (MTV Books 1996) by Lynn Harris and J. In this book, winning couples were interviewed about their dates.In 1996, a VHS tape was released called Singled Out: The Dirt on The Dates!That contestant was escorted to a chair in front of a large mirror with the show's title on it. The object of this round was to narrow the playing field down to 5 to 8 potential dates.
Two games were played per show, first with a woman picking from 50 single men, then with a man picking from 50 single women. This tie-in advice book was actually two books in one, a "His" side (with Chris Hardwick on the cover) and, turned over, a "Hers" side (with Jenny Mc Carthy on the cover).
This round ended when three contestants were "kept", or enough players were "dumped" to leave three.
If the potential date received the golden ticket, then sometimes the host would show him/her to the picker.
And now, your host, a man who (insert funny comment here), CHRIS HARDWICK!
And I bet 98/100 psychos are just waiting to go crazy/(insert idiom to go crazy or nuts) on MTV'S SINGLED OUT!