04/10/2013 11:38 am ET

From Chaperones To Proposals: The Evolution Of TV Dating

Tonight NBC will premiere Ready For Love, the latest twist on reality-TV dating. Instead of just one bachelor, three men will meet 12 women, each handpicked for them by professional matchmakers. This new show, along with stalwarts The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, may fill our dating show quota these days, but there's a long history of TV shows about the crazy world of dating. Whether you loved watching reruns of the Love Connection or you still wish Jenny McCarthy was hosting Singled Out, click through to check out how the wonderful world of TV dating shows has evolved from game shows to reality TV over the last 40-plus years!

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