Dames Making Games: Build Your Own Dating Sim
These PowerPoint game show templates, most of them free, let you make interactive games based on shows such as "Jeopardy" and "Wheel of. Build Your Own Dating Sim, a Dames Making Games Toronto event on Oct 16, This was a popular TV game show in the 70s and 90s. Standard format that makes it great for a listening exercise. See the lesson template.
What do you value in a relationship? What is your favorite possession? Do you spend time on the internet? Which site is your favorite?
Are you a morning or night person? Who do you live with? What makes you laugh? Where is your favorite place to spend time? What is your favorite season?
The Dating Game
Situational A kid comes up to you and kicks you in the shin, what do you do? If you could be any animal, what would you be and why?
If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it? You're stranded on an island. What three things do you wish you had? If you could have three wishes, what would they be? You need to cancel your weekend plans because of rain, so what do you do instead? You are driving and get lost. What do you do and how do you handle it? If you were to take a class, what would that class be? If you could invite anyone to dinner, who would it be and what would you talk about? Your work lets you out early, what do you do with this free time?
If you could be a circus performer which act would you be? Your house is on fire. What do you grab as you run out? Just For Fun Dogs or cats?
What color best describes your personality and why? What three things do you never leave the house without? What is one word that describes your life? What's your theme song? What are some nicknames you've had? What do you hate about dating? What was the weirdest question a date has asked you and how did you respond? Do you have a lucky number? Character Questions A mutual friend flirts with you; would you tell me?
A cashier gives you too much money back. The genre waned for a while but it was later revived by The New Dating Game and the UK version Blind Dateand the original shows were popular in rerunsunusual for any game show.
Cable television revived some interest in these shows during the s and s, and eventually new shows began to be made along the old concepts. Variations featuring LGBT contestants began to appear on a few specialty channels. Other shows focused on the conventional blind datewhere two people were set up and then captured on video, sometimes with comments or subtitles that made fun of their dating behaviour.
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 s.
A completely new type of dating show merged the format with the reality game show and produced shows where the emphasis was on realistic actions and tensions, but which used less realistic scenarios than the traditional blind date: Temptation Islandwhere long-standing heterosexual couples were deliberately separated and made to watch each other's mates interacting romantically on and after dates, making extensive use of video which is the only means by which they could communicate on the island.
The Fifth Wheelin which four people, two of one sex and two of another, are allowed to meet and bond to an extent, before a "fifth wheel," a person of one of either gender, but always a heterosexual, enters and attempts to break up the equilibrium.
Who Wants to Marry a Multi-Millionaire? The show turned into a major embarrassment for Foxwhich aired the series. Soon after the couple married, the husband was found to have a domestic violence record. Female contestant Darva Conger quickly had the marriage annulled.
Charges of economic materialism and the reinforcing of the trophy wife stereotype were also levelled against the program. Joe Millionairewhich did likewise, with the twist that the bachelor was reputed to be a millionaire, but was in fact a blue collar worker, although the cash prize offered by surprise at the end eventually made the deceptive scenario a bit less abusive.
Dating game show - Wikipedia
The Bachelorwhich commenced inwhere a single man got a chance to choose from a pool of 25 women, with eliminations over a period of several weeks; and The Bachelorettewhich reversed the gender roles from The Bachelor, which commenced in In the first two seasons of The Bachelorette, the last woman eliminated from the dating pool in the previous season of The Bachelor was given the opportunity to "turn the tables". Baggagewhere contestants increasingly reveal their biggest secrets in the hopes of winning a date; the contestant picks the person they want to go on a date with and then that contestant reveals their one piece of baggage and the competitor decides if they want to date the contestant.
Commonalities[ edit ] Some common threads run through these shows. When participants are removed, it is usually done one at a time to drag out the action and get audience sympathy for specific players. In shows involving couples, there is a substantial incentive to break up any of the existing relationships.
In shows involving singlesthere is a mismatch of numbers ensuring constant competition. This creates the action, tension and humiliation when someone is rejected. There are also reports of mercenary practice, that is, members of one sex paid to participate in the game to attain balance of sex ratio.
Series involving gay and bisexual contestants[ edit ] The first gay version of these more realistic shows to receive mainstream attention was Boy Meets Boywith a format similar to that of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.