Love Connection tapings took place before a live studio audience.
The guest would be introduced by Woolery, and excerpts from the three candidates' videos would be shown.
KTTV Metromedia Square Hollywood, California (1983–1984) ABC Television Center Hollywood, California (1984–1987) TAV Celebrity Theater Hollywood, California (1987–1991) Hollywood Center Studios Hollywood, California (1991–1994) Love Connection was an American television game show (Woolery said on Donahue that Love Connection was more of a talk show than game show), hosted by Chuck Woolery, in which singles attempted to connect with a compatible partner of the opposite gender.
The show debuted in syndication on September 19, 1983 and ended on July 1, 1994, after 2,120 shows. The series was relaunched for one season in 1998 under the same title with Pat Bullard as host.
Love Connection was produced by Eric Lieber Productions in association with and distributed by Telepictures (1983–1986), Lorimar-Telepictures (1986–1989), Lorimar Television (1989–1990), and Warner Bros. Love Connection's main premise was to arrange dates for couples.
By the time the couple appeared on the show, they had already met and gone on their date.
The guest had been offered his or her choice of three candidates selected by the show's producers.
The choice was made solely on the basis of videotaped profiles.
The couple then went on what was essentially a blind date, their first (and often only) face-to-face encounter.
After the date, an appearance on the show would be scheduled for the purpose of discussing the details of the date.
The guest then announced which of the three he or she had actually chosen, and that person, who was backstage in front of a closed-circuit television camera, was introduced.
Since contestants were not permitted any sort of contact in the interim, this was theoretically the couple's first interaction since the date.
Each party then related his or her impressions of the date's events, with Woolery acting as intermediary and facilitator.