A Serial Killer Was a Contestant on ‘The Dating Game’ in the 1970s: And He Won

Background checks weren’t much of a priority for reality shows in the past

Imagine if one of the cast members on a show such as The Bachelorette turned out to be a man previously convicted for the rape of a child. Now imagine, he’s the one the bachelorette chooses in the end.



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Jennifer Geer

Writer, blogger, mom, owner of pugs, wellness enthusiast, and true crime obsessed.