New Dating Show Judges Potential Bachelors Based on Their Voice Aloneby Chiara Atik on May 07, 2012
You know the phrase “you had me at hello”? A new dating show is about to test the plausibility of that sentence. Fox has just ordered 6 episodes of a new show called “The Choice” (an obvious wink to NBC’s “The Voice”) to air this summer.
The show sounds exactly like The Voice in format, but instead of songs there will be dating questions, and instead of Christina Aguilera there will be…Cat Deely.
But the swivel chairs, the dramatically elongated pauses before hitting the YES button, and the arena-like atmosphere will all likely be the same. Perfect recipe for romance, eh?
Still, as Fox alternative series President Mike Darnell told Entertainment Weekly, it has been a while since we’ve seen an in-studio dating show, and there’s something fun about the format. And while we know that dating shows don’t always lead to everlasting love, there’s nothing to say they can’t lead to awesome dates.
One more point in The Choice’s favor: your voice really does send signals to the opposite sex. Men with deeper voices are more memorable to women, and ovulation actually causes women’s voices to rise in pitch.
In other news, if you had to be a contestant on one dating show, which would you choose? I would definitely choose “Farmer Wants a Wife” if that show were still on. The Bachelor is also pretty tempting, if only for the trips. Never, ever, ever, ever, ever would I go on Millionaire Matchmaker.