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Dating in the dark

mutley1mutley1

Anyone seen the Dating in the Dark series on Sky Living?

I stumbled on it recently and found it to be surprsingly entertaining, considering it is quite a naff idea, finding your ideal partner without seeing what they look like.

It is hard enough to find out about someone when you see them, let alone lose the sight ability.

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    D_G
    ''finding your ideal partner without seeing what they look like. ''

    Ha. Night.
    Shengis
    So this is like telephone dating then? Or what?
    mutley1
    Nah.

    It's as if you're a blind person so you get to meet the person you choose to date out of 4 and you can touch them and talk to them as normal but it's all done in the dark so you can guess what they look like and possibly make out their build but you never get to see what they actually look like until you have chosen to date them after the show.

    At the last stage you can either date them after you have seen them or walk away. It is quite clever the way that they have structured the show.

    It makes the daters rely on their other senses to sight to choose who they think is their right mate out of 4 contestants. I guess your other senses would be heightened when you lose your sight.
    arcangel111
    and how many of them put out in the pitch black thinking they are going with a super fitty only to watch them their faces screw up on the "reveal" ?? lol

    just like back in the day grabbing a " ten to two'er" in the club then getting into the fresh air and seeing you got yourself a coyote ugly !!! eeww
    Ennui
    Haven't watched the programme, but it sounds like another sop to some of the entitled munters with ludicrously high estimations of their market value who are looking for ever more ways to screen out decent blokes.

    The only way I can see it working from the male perspective is the shyer ones having a bit more time to win over a beauty with chat and develop confidence in their interaction before the lights come on.
    mutley1
    The show tests the question of whether you can be attracted to someone from personality alone.

    Can you find someone attractive from their personality but all this be wiped out if you do not find them asthetically attractive.?

    Those who say that I am not attracted by looks but by what someone is made of - can this statement be true or does looks always come into the equation?

    I've only seen a few shows but the surprisingly conclusion is that, like it or not, looks do count for everything when you want to find your ideal partner.
    Ennui
    mutley1
    The show tests the question of whether you can be attracted to someone from personality alone.

    Can you find someone attractive from their personality but all this be wiped out if you do not find them asthetically attractive.?

    Those who say that I am not attracted by looks but by what someone is made of - can this statement be true or does looks always come into the equation?

    I've only seen a few shows but the surprisingly conclusion is that, like it or not, looks do count for everything when you want to find your ideal partner.
    Looks are a complete deal-breaker for most men (in the sense of being attracted to a woman enough to pursue things), and its a rather obvious conclusion.

    Thats not the case with women (though looks are obviously a factor); perhaps the women who are tempted to appear on shows like this are not representative, or the men lacked personality to override their aesthetic limitations - quite normal for reality shows, a lack of personality and being obliviously un-self-aware are generally pre-requisites for candidate selection.

    But as I haven't seen the show, perhaps I am completely wrong in this instance.

    Edited By: Ennui on Oct 08, 2011 14:58
    mutley1
    Ennui
    mutley1
    The show tests the question of whether you can be attracted to someone from personality alone.

    Can you find someone attractive from their personality but all this be wiped out if you do not find them asthetically attractive.?

    Those who say that I am not attracted by looks but by what someone is made of - can this statement be true or does looks always come into the equation?

    I've only seen a few shows but the surprisingly conclusion is that, like it or not, looks do count for everything when you want to find your ideal partner.
    Looks are a complete deal-breaker for most men (in the sense of being attracted to a woman enough to pursue things), and its a rather obvious conclusion.

    Thats not the case with women (though looks are obviously a factor); perhaps the women who are tempted to appear on shows like this are not representative, or the men lacked personality to override their aesthetic limitations - quite normal for reality shows, a lack of personality and being obliviously un-self-aware are generally pre-requisites for candidate selection.

    But as I haven't seen the show, perhaps I am completely wrong in this instance.


    I agree to some extent. Women put less emphasis on looks than men in general but the show results show they do not put that much less on it. You are right that the sort that appear on the show will not be representative of the normal population.

    I would have thought though that this is dating in the dark where personality has a bigger weight on attraction, they would choose people who have better personalities than most as this is what it is supposed to be about?

    I think someone's expressions and behaviour is also important and if you can't see someone, it's difficult to get this from them, which you could say is also part of their personality rather than looks.

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