That dating game

06 Sep

Robin Samsoe was just 12 years old when Alcala saw her riding her bike to ballet class in 1979.After the show, she refused to go out with him, saying he was too “creepy.” Alcala, now 74, sits on death row in California, convicted of seven murders.His legal cases continue as authorities are actively investigating his connection to unsolved murders. The show speaks to several people involved in the case, many of whom rarely give interviews.He had briefly been put on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.Bradshaw was selected by the show because he was tall, handsome and charming. By the time of his 1979 arrest, Alcala had killed at least seven women, but authorities believe that the body count could be much higher.

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.

For instance, after choosing their date, contestants on "Love Connection(1983-99)" and "Studs(1991-93)" would return to the program to relay the details of what did happen on their date.

When they woke up, he would repeat the process before finally killing them.

Somehow, bachelorette Cheryl Bradshaw sensed something was wrong.