The segment began with the prime contestant describing themselves to the audience.
They would usually explain a hobby that they enjoy and what they like and dislike in a person, often chiding that they would "next," a person if they had this attribute.
He has this whole reputation of a player and the producers out him as a virgin. Brad’s got a bright future ahead of him, I can tell.(Most typically in an outdoor urban setting, which generally throughout the segment took place in that area alone, but in some cases date locations were at multiple diverse locations sometimes).In a preselected fashion, the five daters were put into an order to go on a date with the contestant.MTV’s “Next” was a staple of my childhood, and quite possibly one of the most brilliant shows on television.A bachelor or bachelorette was set up on a series of blind dates and could, at any point during the date, say “next” if he/she were no longer interested.
The contestant would then say, "You have been on a date with me for ("X" amount of minutes).