90s dating game shows

This show was amazing, but also ALL sorts of messed up.

Here's what went down: when parents didn't like their kid's boyfriend or girlfriend, they all went on this show.

Television closed down during the Second World War, and even when the service returned most of the programmes shown throughout the rest of the 1940s were largely forgettable.

Since the content of such programmes is frequently non-dependent on the area in which the show is broadcast, this is still something of an anomaly for the game show fan - but nevertheless a better situation than is currently endured in the USA where few programmes are syndicated.

Although there are still a few anomalies in the Scottish regions, in general all prime time game shows in the UK can be seen throughout the country. Associated Rediffusion, one of the ITV franchise companies, hit the big time with Take Your Pick, the first show to offer money prizes.

But none of these matched the success of Take Your Pick and Double Your Money, which both ran until 1968.

In fact, the only reason these two shows ever ended was due to Associated Rediffusion losing their regional licence in a local franchise reorganisation ordered by the government.

I felt all these things while simultaneously wondering what in the world I was doing with my time. Who didn’t hate-watch at least one of these insane dating shows?

Here are 12 old reality dating shows that will make you cringe and laugh all at once.These shows all had the same premise: to meet the “love of your life” (or at least someone cute you could make out with).But they all went about it in different ways, and each show was more ridiculous than the next., obviously), but when nothing else is on and I’m feeling so bored I could scream, I’ll watch them.Back in the early 2000’s, one of my boring/lazy day guilty pleasures was watching reality dating competition shows.As if all of that wasn't awkward enough, the scorned significant other had to sit with the parents the whole time, watching their boyfriend or girlfriend go on dates with other people.