(He remains in prison in California.) While Alcala's body count is unknown, police estimate the now-73-year-old man killed at least dozens of women, with some counts running as high as 130 – and there are still over 100 photographs of unidentified women who may have been his victims.But in 1978, two years before the murder conviction, there he was: Bachelor Number One.Newlywed husbands and wives would take turns answering (often risque) questions while their spouses ...

There is a folding screen separating the junior suite of the three delegates and the contestant; that way the contestant cannot see their face but can talk further ahead after each question answered.

This show has screened all over the world's most watched TV channels till 2000s.

The show also ran in syndication in 1986 under the title "The New Dating Game" which was changed for the remainder of its run(1987-89) to "The All-New Dating Game".

Unlike "The Bachelor" and other recent dating shows on which a single male or female over the course of several episodes hopes to find a potential life partner; a contestant on The Dating Game would ask three delegates of the opposite sex a series of questions with a view to pick one for accompanying him/her on a chaperoned date.

In early 1990s' under the title "Saklambaç", it was also introduced in Turkey, as well; thanks to the unforgettable episodes with the host Nurseli Idiz.

The Dating Game was surely the inspiration for several other shows and today's most popular reality dating shows which tinkered with its structure to reflect the changes in societal attitudes toward sex.With a confident tone and wide smile, Alcala tells her, "We're gonna have a great time together, Cheryl."Watch 21st century serial killers you've never heard of.The original version of the long-running game show, hosted by veteran host Bob Eubanks.Alcala's death sentence in the Samsoe murder was overturned twice.But in 2010, he was once again sentenced to death for the murder of five women, though authorities have still been unable to pin down a precise victim count.However at least 25 daytime episodes survive including one with John Ritter as the bachelor (this episode is from 1967).