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.They are presented for the entertainment of the viewers.As the genre progressed, the format developed towards a reality-style show and more into a relationship show then simply finding a mate.Attempts to revive the dating show in syndication first came in 2011, when Excused and Who Wants to Date a Comedian?both debuted; this was followed in 2012 by NBCUniversal Television Distribution's sale of reruns of the Game Show Network series Baggage into syndication.Dating game shows are television game shows that incorporate a dating system in the form of a game with clear rules.Human matchmaking is involved only in selecting the game's contestants, who are usually selected more for the amusement value than any concern for their happiness or compatibility.
There have been a number of dating shows aired on television over the years, using a variety of formats and rules.
The first dating show to regularly incorporate bisexual contestants was MTV series A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila, which included both male and female contestants vying for the affections of the show's star, internet star Tila Tequila, who is bisexual.
The British series Naked Attraction has, since its inception in 2016, included gay/lesbian and bisexual contestants, with some players picking from groups of the same gender as themselves, and some bisexual participants choosing from mixed groups.
Variations featuring LGBT contestants began to appear on a few specialty channels.
Other shows focused on the conventional blind date, where two people were set up and then captured on video, sometimes with comments or subtitles that made fun of their dating behaviour.