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Harold McCoo
Connie Briley
BET: 9/15/1992 – 1/16/1993

Love Between the Sexes was a Black people's cross between The Dating Game & Love Connection.


Seen three nights a week (Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday), and sometimes paring with Triple Threat, this dating game show was split into two halves. In each half, a panel of six regular panelists (three men & three women) known as the "Peanut Gallery" attempted to make the right predictions, winning money for the studio audience if successful. Each correct prediction was worth $200.

1st Half[]

The first half was played exactly like The Dating Game. One player was introduced to three members of the opposite sex. He/She would ask questions to those three players in an unmentioned time limit. When time was up, the members of the "Peanut Gallery" each predicted what the picker would choose to date. When the votes were in, the picker made his/her choice. When all said and done, host Harold revealed which bachelor(ette) a resident matchmaker thought the picker would pick. A match from the picker won him/her $500, while the "Peanut Gallery" picked up $200 for each match by each member.

2nd Half[]

In the second half, a couple [which was formed on the show] returned to the show to talk about what they did on the date. Prior to this, each member of the "Peanut Gallery" predicted whether or not there was a "love match". Again, each correct prediction was worth $200 to the "Peanut Gallery".

The panel was split between the sexes, and the most either or both sexes could score was $1,200. The side with the most money won the game and awarded the winning money to preselected members of the studio audience based on their sex. If the game ended in a tie, a fishbowl filled a certain item was brought out, and the teams had to estimate how many of that object were inside it. The side that came the closest without going over won the game (although in one episode, the winners of the tiebreaker won an additional $200).


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