What followed would become an MTV signature: scripted dating shows that favored hot (often shirtless, fit and on Spring Break) 20-somethings look for the someone to screw, not marry.
The clever set ups — blind dates in bedrooms, blind dates in vans, blind dates with parents — kept generations of teens glued to the channel, much in the same way music videos had the decade prior.
And the effects of it can be seen in much of modern culture, especially technology, with apps like Tinder and Ok Cupid like a real-world versions of Benjamin Solomon is a freelance writer based in New York City.
He was most recently the Editor-in-Chief of Next Magazine.
The parents hate their child's boyfriend or girlfriend, and they want their kid to find another date.
Don't feel bad for the daters who get the boot — they'll get cash for every minute they last.He has contributed to Vanity Fair, Playbill, Details, Out Magazine, Time Out New York, and has appeared on Biography Channel, East Village Radio and in Wallpaper magazine.Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @benjaminsolomon.Both get to plan and carry out a date with their pride and joy and then the kid gets to choose..with mom's pick, dad's pick or stay with their current beau.hard already whetted the network’s appetite for hot young singles getting it on and audiences were ready for more.Will the producers introduce a lot of technology to make the show appeal to a younger audience?