Concurrently with the weekday run, from 1975 to 1981, a once-a-week fringe time version, Match Game PM, was also offered in syndication for airing just before prime time hours.
It was the forerunner for many imitators such as "Love Connection", MTV's "Singled Out" and numerous others.
But they all have the same influence: Chuck Barris, the creator of the one that started it all!
It returned to ABC in a weekly prime time edition on June 26, 2016, running as an off-season replacement series.
All of these revivals used the 1970s format as their basis, with varying modifications.
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The two opposite-sex players then draw Answer cards and read them aloud.
The questioning player decides which answer best matches the question.
The girl was given a certain amount of time to ask as many questions as she could to the 3 bachelors.
More often than not the questions would be of a quirky nature. G.: "If we were marooned on a desert island, what would be the first thing you'd do and why? During a commercial break, the girl would think about which bachelor she'd select.
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