After two more rounds, one that was stunt-based and another that was question-and-answer, a "couple" was born.
Are you slabs of meat ready to be cooked and eaten?! Other categories included hair color and "bedroom style," and "brains" for good measure.
Dates as we know them first became popular about a hundred years ago, when courtship rituals moved outside the home and into the public arena.
According to historian and University of Kansas professor Beth Bailey, the word "date" was first used in the late 1800s in lower-class communities to signify an act of prostitution.
In 19, the years prior to and of his appearance, Alcala would kill Ellen Hover, Georgia Wixted, and Jill Barcomb; his final body count is unknown, but several sources say it could be as high as 130 women.