Once, someone divorced after appearing on The Newlywed Game got a "second chance" on The Dating Game.
In shows involving couples, there is a substantial incentive to break up any of the existing relationships.
In shows involving singles, there is a mismatch of numbers ensuring constant competition.
The audience sees only the game; an important feature of all dating game shows is that the contestants have little or no previous knowledge of each other, and are exposed to each other only through the game, which may include viewing a photograph or at least knowing the basic criteria for participation (typically participants are not already married).
There have been a number of dating shows aired on television over the years, using a variety of formats and rules.
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.