Now, it's coming back this year after 14 years off the air.
Fox decided to put several happy couples in the same house as a group of lively singles.
While the term has several meanings, the most frequent usage refers to two or more people exploring whether they are romantically or sexually compatible by participating in dates with the other.
Featuring probing questions about where hubby kept his slippers and what sort of fireplace the wife would like to install in the house, the show was a celebration of a side of romance all too infrequently highlighted on TV. Dating in the Dark In an attempt to find out if inner beauty is really as important as everyone likes to pretend, Living TV devised a format in which singletons meet one another for a date in a pitch-black studio to see if they click without the distraction of appearances getting in the way. Don’t keep it all bottled up, post a comment and share the love…
Streetmate And finally, the simplest dating show ever to grace the British television screen.
The idea was to test the couples' commitment to each other when there was so much temptation — get it? It was controversial before the first episode even aired, which helped drive up ratings in its first season.
In the following years, several shows would take notes from this dramatic dating game.