(Don’t feel left out ladies, they would occasionally turn the tables and have one bachelor asking the questions to three bachelorettes).The only questions that weren’t allowed were name, occupation, income or age.Many celebrities played the game looking for love themselves.

Nothing was supposedly scripted but I’m pretty sure that a least the celebrity guest stars got some warning what the questions might be and even some “helpful” words from the writers.

One contestant on the show was a young Tom Selleck but out of two appearances he was never chosen (I bet those bachelorettes were kicking themselves later!

hard already whetted the network’s appetite for hot young singles getting it on and audiences were ready for more.

What followed would become an MTV signature: scripted dating shows that favored hot (often shirtless, fit and on Spring Break) 20-somethings look for the someone to screw, not marry.

The clever set ups — blind dates in bedrooms, blind dates in vans, blind dates with parents — kept generations of teens glued to the channel, much in the same way music videos had the decade prior.

And the effects of it can be seen in much of modern culture, especially technology, with apps like Tinder and Ok Cupid like a real-world versions of Benjamin Solomon is a freelance writer based in New York City.As the bachelorette could not see the contestants, she based her choice entirely on their answers.The game was silly and creative, and it gave viewers some playful ways to interact with the opposite sex.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, a co-worker or a relative of theirs.While you could turn this into a fun party game if you're hanging out with a bunch of other singles, you could also use a list of dating questions like this to get to know someone you're already interested in but don't know that well.