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A contestant unintentionally sent Australian breakfast radio show listeners into meltdown on Friday (August 18) after a live TV cock-up.

There have been a number of dating shows aired on television over the years, using a variety of formats and rules.

They are presented for the entertainment of the viewers.

These resembled the reality shows that began to emerge at about the same time in the 1990s.

A completely new type of dating show merged the format with the reality game show and produced shows where the emphasis was on realistic actions and tensions, but which used less realistic scenarios than the traditional blind date: Some common threads run through these shows.

Other shows focused on the conventional blind date, where two people were set up and then captured on video, sometimes with comments or subtitles that made fun of their dating behaviour.

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.

There are also reports of mercenary practice, that is, members of one sex paid to participate in the game to attain balance of sex ratio.

The first gay version of these more realistic shows to receive mainstream attention was Boy Meets Boy, with a format similar to that of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.

The original dating game shows were introduced by television producer Chuck Barris.

The format of Barris's first dating show, The Dating Game, which commenced in 1965, put an unmarried man behind a screen to ask questions of three women who are potential mates, or one woman who asked questions of three men.

Gimmicks were the lifeblood of all such shows, which drew criticisms for instigating disaffection that could not have been effected.