The only thing worse than a blind date is three blind dates, followed by a series of infuriating guessing games, but that's what made ' Gay, Straight, or Taken' so fun to watch.
On each episode, a woman would go on dates with three men, only to discover that one was in a relationship with a woman, one was gay, and one was straight and single.
On each episode, a guy or gal would be setup with an RV full of eligible bachelors and bachelorettes, who would earn a dollar for each minute their date lasted. After getting to know each other in a pitch black setting, the show's contestants would finally get to catch a glimpse of who they'd been talking to and decide whether or not to join them on the balcony of the house, indicating that they were interested in a relationship.
The show's other participants would offer snide commentary while watching the date's progress from the RV, and would take over the date if the person before them was "nexted." Was it cruel? While some contestants were left out in the cold, a lucky few got to enjoy a date in the light of day.
While watching women perform farming competitions in the hopes that they would get to live the Little House on the Prairie' lifestyle full-time didn't seem to draw enough viewers for a second stateside season, it was good clean fun while it lasted.