The show started with one unsuspecting date telling the viewers who his/her ideal mate is. This individual thinks that he/she is on a standard dating show, such as "Blind Date", where both daters have gone on a TV show to look for love. However, in this case the second dater is actually an actor portraying a genuine dater. This actor, known as a "Hell Dater", portrays a character who has an incredibly annoying personality trait which is typical of the single worst date that most people have ever been on.
As the date progresses, the Hell Dater becomes increasingly more extreme in their off-putting behavior, making life more and more miserable for the unsuspecting dater. Finally, the victimized dater is put out of their misery when a little person dressed as a devil jumps out, pokes them with a pitchfork, and exclaims, "You on Hell Date!"