They are presented for the entertainment of the viewers.
Human matchmaking is involved only in selecting the game's contestants, who are usually selected more for the amusement value than any concern for their happiness or compatibility.
The format of Barris's first dating show, The Dating Game, which commenced in 1965, put an unmarried man behind a screen to ask questions of three women who are potential mates, or one woman who asked questions of three men.
The person behind the screen could hear their answers and voices but not see them during the gameplay, although the audience could see the contestants.
How would this guy feel if the woman expressed how SHE felt about HIM? How would this guy feel if the woman expressed how SHE felt about HIM? If you are having an issue with a man - he is the only one that really knows what's going on. That winds down over time of course, And one can start to question the future.
He is the only one you should really be talking to about this. "New relationship energy" is one great thing though. It's only natural that "kismet" feeling gives way to comfort. Anyone in a relationship or marriage knows that feeling of knowing it is slipping away.