The 90's were all that and a bag of chips. From overalls with one strap down to car phones to the Dick Tracy soundtrack, the decade was pretty much America's golden age. Don't agree? Talk to the hand. Below I round up the best dating shows of the 90's for a reminder of the incredible fashion, music, and celebs of the day. Remember brown lipstick? Turtleneck crop tops? Carmen Electra? It's so good/bad! Check it.
Studs - I was eight years old when this show first aired and I thought it was the sexiest thing since shirtless Prince Eric in the The Little Mermaid. The way the show works is that two guys, AKA studs, go out with three different women. Then they all gather on the show and try to guess what happened on the dates and who likes who. It's like the game Clue but someone got fingered instead of murdered. Make sure to get a good look at the guy with the long curly perm and a lace-up Renaissance top in the clip. FASHION, you guys!
Best line from the clip - "Those hungry tiger eyes brought out the jungle beast in me."
Singled Out - Dating is a numbers game. On Singled Out the show starts off with 50 horny singles competing for one special someone. The most important thing about this show is that it skyrocketed Jenny McCarthy to...actually what is she up to these days? Famous for her love of fart jokes and her Playboy looks she is basically Howard Stern's dream girl. Jenny taught Americans that all it takes to get on TV is a huge gazongas and a terrible personality. Namaste.
Best line from clip - "Hi Michelle, My name is Tony, come to Boston, no bologna." -
Change of Heart - Change of Heart is the Jerry Springer of dating shows. Every guest is like a feral animal who is THIS CLOSE to breaking some chairs or pulling some hair. In short, it's fabulous television. The basic concept is that a (creepy) couple comes on the show and one of them goes on a date with a new person. Then all three gather on the couch for some real talk and the contestant decides if they want to stay in their original relationship or break up after ONE DATE with someone else. Nothing says class like dumping your partner on national TV after hooking up with a stranger. USA! USA! USA!
Best line from the clip - "He said he wanted me to meet his mom at his mom's club and when we got there I didn't realize it was a strip club. "
Bzzz! - This show was only on for a year because it was kind of boring and there were too many rules. Kind of like actual dating. Basically, a contestant has to choose between four people who are slowly eliminated through a series of ridiculous tests and questions. The best question from this clip is when the bachelorette asks a potential date, "Where are you taking me to our honeymoon?" Slow down girl! All you know about this dude is that he's a bartender who waxes his eyebrows.
Best line from the clip - "I believe in everything; g-d, what horoscope tells me to do, ghosts. You name it, I believe it!"
Blind Date - Before OK Cupid and Match, the idea of going on a date with a total stranger was pure terror. Now, it's just a Tuesday. On Blind Date, the producers set up two people who have never met and follow them around with a camera all night. Then they playback the date on TV adding funny commentary in the form of subtitles, animations, and thought bubbles. In the below clip, a woman gets matched up on date with a guy wearing a leopard fedora, a neck-scarf and a red jumpsuit. We can't blame the 90's for that fashion, that's all him.
Best line from the clip - "So I gotta ask, what's with the outfit?"
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