Paper Bag Speed Dating — Would You Do It?

Paper Bag Speed Dating -- Would You Do It?

A hot new trend in dating, which began in England, is a variation on speed dating — where an equal number of men and women come to an event and are each paired off with a person of the opposite sex and given a short amount of time to talk and get to know each other. When the bell rings, they move on to converse with the next person, until everyone has met each other. At the end of the evening, participants make a list of the people they’d like to see again, and the organizers notify them of matches.

Speed dating sounds like a practical way to meet a lot of  people at one time — and a good idea. Have looked into it here, but, unfortunately, in my locale the speed dating events seem to be limited to people under 40.

In this new version, the object is to get to know the other people’s personalities and judge them on that, rather than their looks. Therefore, all participants are given a brown paper grocery bag to put over their heads during the event! Everyone is urged to decorate their bag to show their personality, and when that’s done and the bags are in place, the paper bad speed dating begins as described above.

Could you determine if you’d like to date someone based on their body shape and their personality, without seeing their face?

I’d be willing to try it. In fact, am going to go now and get my paper bag ready…

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13 Responses to Paper Bag Speed Dating — Would You Do It?

  1. I would love to try this just for a change. There was a programme on in the UK called dating in the dark it was totally fascinating youtube it if you’ve not seen it. Great read. Paul

  2. I would love to try this just for fun. Have you ever heard of a TV show called dating in the dark?

  3. It sounds like a good idea. At least as an experiment. I actually think that you can learn a lot about someone’s insides by how they appear on the outside (I think that voice often gets drowned out by the louder voice of physical attraction though).
    If I were single, I’m sure I would be interested in trying that out. As it is, I’m hopefully out of that game for life.

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  11. DragonSpark says:

    I’m going to be completely honest and say no. Imagine looks are 50% of a person, personality being the other 50%. It’s impossible to COMPLETELY “agree” with someone’s personality, and I wouldn’t want to renew a date with someone that doesn’t cross that imaginary 50% threshold. However, it could be a fun thing to try, just for the experience.

  12. yikes! talk about courageous. I love it in theory, but how much would I hate myself to fall in love with the person until they remove the paper bag. Well, it would definitely be revealing to say the least.

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