In 2008, according to an article from The Hollywood Reporterthe network has taped comediennes Kim Coles (who previously hosted Pay it Off for BET) and Judy Gold respectively to host pilots of this show along with its sister show The Newlywed Game even though for this show they already had a female host with Elaine Joyce in 1986 until 1987 as they would incorporate modern elements like online dating sites.
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This kind of game What gift that your spouse gave you came as the biggest surprise?
Between you and your wife, who would you generally say is the money spender and who is the money saver? Which one of your wife’s friends would look best in a bikini?
What living celebrity woman will your wife say she most admires? Who was interested in marriage first – you or your wife? If you told your wife that tomorrow you would do any one item from her Honey-Do list, what would she choose? What would your spouse say was the last thing the two of you argued about?
What percentage of the housework would your spouse say they do?
The aim is to determine how compatible the couple is and the areas where they share a common interest, though the questions will sound so funny, it actually says more about the couple interests.
The couples must not necessarily be newlywed to be able to play this game, every couple that wants to have some fun can play this game even without a moderator.
If your husband/wife could be any famous person, living or dead, who would he/she be? What is one thing that you would like to change in your relationship? Who among you guys spends the maximum time on the internet? Would you reveal a deep dark secret about your partner for a million dollars? Any special memory about your partner that you can never, ever forget?
What is one thing that your husband/wife does for you that he/she hates, but nevertheless does because you like it? Which reality show would your partner like to be a part of? If your house was on fire, what are the three things you’d save?
Sometimes the guy chosen would be the one chosen for both looks & personality; in later shows when that happened he/she won a 0 bonus in addition to the trip.
This format was mostly disliked by fans of the original show so the next year they switched back to its original format and theme with new host Chuck Woolery at the helm.
All three of the potential dates had their names revealed before the questioning started as well, something that wasn't done on any version of TDG prior.