The three who survived this would then be asked questions with two possible answers; for each one that matched the Picker's, a candidate would move one step closer to the Picker.
Whoever reached the Picker first won the date; in the event of a tie, Hardwick would ask a "closest without going over" question to break it.
And here's how it worked: The Picker was presented with a board showing six categories, which ranged from physical attributes to preferences in love-making to leisure activities.
They generally were expressed in a humorous style, often with various pop-culture references.
This process was continued until 5 to 8 potentials were left, at which point they advanced to the next round.
In the third season, a "Golden Ticket" was introduced, which gave the Picker the power to save one eliminated player as he/she walked in front of him on the way out of the studio.
She wrote an essay published on April 12, 2014 for the Mc Carthy dated actor and comedian Jim Carrey from 2005 to 2010.
It was announced that she would be a new host on Barbara Walter's popular program .
Walters said that Mc Carthy "brings us intelligence as well as warmth and humor. She has connected with our audience and offers a fresh point of view." Mc Carthy made her debut on that September.
She's also made several TV and film appearances, including the film , this time airing on VH1, later that year.
While her self-titled chat show proved to be a disappointment, Mc Carthy landed a major daytime television gig in July 2013.