They say love is blind, but Dating in the Dark took that sentiment a bit too literally. Based on a Dutch show of the same name, the moronic ABC program featured six men and six women placed into separate wings of a single house who were each only allowed to interact with a member of the opposite sex inside a pitch-black room.
Dating in the Dark was sort of like weird variation of "Seven Minutes in Heaven," only with cameras and a production crew nearby. After the contestants got to sufficiently know one another, they were each revealed to their potential suitor, forcing a decision as to whether they still wanted to pursue a relationship after seeing how the other person looks. Which wasn't superficial at all, of course.