After choosing a category, two or three choices were listed (for example, a category on hair might be divided into blonde, brunette, and redhead), and the Picker was asked to eliminate one of the choices.
Two games were played per show, first with a woman picking from 50 single men, then with a man picking from 50 single women.
Tell me a poem as to why I shouldn't be suicidal..." The three people that are left then have to match minds with the lonely heart.
They'd each be asked questions with two possible answers that the person in question will have answered on a card beforehand. Whoever gets to there first wins a date with them, probably to somewhere exotic like, ooh... Then it would be done again but with a girl chasing 50 boys. Sunday lunchtime screenings of the original US version went out on BBC2 for a short while during the mid 90s - it was around this time they were also repeating Shooting Stars in the same timeslot.
This process was repeated until five to eight potentials were left, at which point they advanced to the next round.
In the third season, a Golden Ticket was introduced, which allowed the Picker to save one eliminated player as he or she walked in front of him on the way out of the studio.