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Typically, a bachelorette would question three bachelors, who were hidden from her view; at the end of the questioning period, she would choose one to go out with on a date paid for by the show.
Occasionally, the roles would be reversed with a man questioning three ladies; other times, a celebrity would question three players for a date for themselves or for a co-worker or a relative of theirs.
Some contestants appeared even after they were fairly well known, including a young Michael Jackson, Dusty Springfield, Ron Howard, Maureen Mc Cormick, Barry Williams, Sally Field, Henry Morgan, Richard Dawson, Jay North, and Paul Lynde.Instead of asking questions of their potential date, the bachelor/bachelorette was presented with two pun-laden statements, each pertaining to one of the potential dates.When chosen, a new statement replaced the old statement and the potential date explained the reason why that fact pertained to them.Play continued until time expired, after which the bachelor/bachelorette gave their choice.
In several weeks of episodes that aired at various times throughout the season, another format was used.The statement round was used to determine the "personality" portion.After the game ended the bachelor/bachelorette chose one panelist based on looks and one based on personality, then was prompted to choose either of the two.Chuck Woolery took over in 1997 when the original format was reinstated and hosted for the last two seasons.