History of dating shows
Dates as we know them first became popular about a hundred years ago, when courtship rituals moved outside the home and into the public arena.
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.
After two more rounds, one that was stunt-based and another that was question-and-answer, a "couple" was born.
It was still an economic exchange — men, after all, were still footing the bill — but the trade-off for dollars spent was companionship, not (necessarily) sex.
Since its conception, television has been portraying the lives of people through dating shows, contests and pranks, giving reality television a much broader history than most people might think when considering modern reality television and its boom in popularity in recent years.
In looking back through the history of reality TV it is interesting to see where the foundation for modern reality television began.
No one felt the need for a marriage license to have sex and the pick-up scene at bars stayed in full swing throughout the next decade.
hard already whetted the network’s appetite for hot young singles getting it on and audiences were ready for more.One of history’s most famous reality TV programs emerged in the late 40’s, when Allen Funt brought into the lives of millions of people.This show, which highlighted funny pranks and humorous situations being pulled on the unknown masses was an instant hit with audiences and remained on-air for years.The case was eventually settled in July 2014; Hester returned to the show in August. Paul Wilkes alleges the show set him up by encouraging him to make “offensive comments about women” which led to being attack by host Jon Taffer after Wilkes hit on his wife, Nicole.