I had been single for a while, and I was sick and tired of it.

Being 32 and single is no laughing matter; the traumatic experiences of watching your friends get married, have children, and attain the American dream are akin to the hopeless depression of the schizophrenic mental patient.

The meaning of love, the reason to stay together, the reflections on each others' personalities, the explorations on each others' characteristic properties don't make sense any more.

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In early 1990s' under the title "SaklambaƧ", 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.

There were some serious lookers in there, and I swear my pants shrunk a couple sizes at the sight of some of these dresses. The first girl I sat down with was quite young; a 22 year old mother of three.

She had made a lot of mistakes in her life, and seemed far more than I could handle.

A number of noted celebrities, including Tom Selleck and Jim Carrey, have started out as bachelors on this show.

In the early 1970s, a grown up Jay North, child star of Dennis the Menace (1959) on TV, appeared on the show.

I was instantly discouraged when I saw all the other competing males and their Armani suits, high class whiskey in hand, and auras reeking of nothing but pure self esteem and conceit.

The ladies there were dressed in fine dresses, some of them quite low cut, and smelled like a flower garden designed by Martha Stuart herself.

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.