According to historian and University of Kansas professor Beth Bailey, the word "date" was first used in the late 1800s in lower-class communities to signify an act of prostitution.
Jim Lange, who died of a heart attack Tuesday at age 81, hosted many game shows during his decades-long career, but it was his work on "The Dating Game" that made him the most famous.
She asked questions especially prepared to reveal their romantic nature of each man and later chose the one with whom she would like to go out on a date.
WE KNOW OF ABOUT 350 EPISODES OF "THE DATING GAME" THAT ARE IN EXISTENCE, INCLUDING MOST OF THE 1967 SEASON, SOME 1968-1970, MANY 1971-1972, A FEW FROM 1973-74, SOME FROM 1978-79 SEASON, AND SOME FROM THE LATE 90S.
Watching the clip today, knowing that Bachelor Number One would go on to repeatedly choke his victims to unconsciousness and wait until they came to before killing them, their banter is more terrifying preview than goofy innuendo.
After host Jim Lange introduces "successful photographer" Alcala ("You might find him skydiving or motorcycling!