Certain kinds of questions such as name, age, occupation, and income cannot be asked. The bachelorette would make her choice based solely on the answers to her questions.
After making her choice, the bachelorette met the two unchosen bachelors before meeting the chosen one.
Though Lange had a successful career in radio, he is best known for his television role on ABC's "The Dating Game," which debuted in 1965 and on which he appeared for more than a decade, playing host to many celebrity guests.
Michael Jackson, Steve Martin and Arnold Schwarzenegger, among others, appeared as contestants.
After that, the question round was conducted in its usual fashion, with the bachelor/bachelorette picking who they thought had the best personality out of the three.
After the choices were made, the contestant was then prompted to choose between their choice for best looking or best personality.
When all said and done, the dating couple went out on a dream vacation which was paid by the producers.
During a part of the first season, in addition to asking the questions, the bachelor/bachelorette got to see all three contestants at the outset of the game (who all had headphones on so they couldn't hear what their potential date was saying about them), and would pick who they thought was the best looking of the bunch.
The Dating Game (also known as The New Dating Game and The All-New Dating Game) is the long-running dating game show where one girl or one guy had to choose between three bachelors or bachelorettes to go out on a date for which the producers pay.
Generally the bachelorette would ask a series of questions to each of the three hidden bachelors.
The questions were designed by the show's writers to elicit sexy answers."I've never been out on a date before. " a teenage Michael Jackson asked one of his potential dates on a 1972 episode of the show."Well, we'd have fun," the girl answered.
"We'd go out to dinner, and then I'd go over to your house."Lange was born on Aug. Paul, Minn., where as a young man he discovered a passion for local radio.