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Take Tauren Hagans, 40, from Kingsbridge, who had one skeevy suitor who she met online stand her up on what would have been their first date. “I started getting texts from his girlfriend telling me I was a homewrecker, and ‘BTW, he has herpes,’ ” gasps Hagans, who didn’t know he was half of a couple. But we all want to be loved, so you just keep on trying.” While Hagans admits she’s had the wool pulled over her eyes by potential suitors, she’s never put a bag over her head.
Enter “Paper Bag Speed Dating” at the New York Hall of Science on Wednesday, where participants meet potential matches by donning the humble lunch tote.
Other popular On Speed Dating themes: "Size Matter's" for tall singles, "Hot for Teacher," "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," "Skinny Minny," "Have Passport, Will Travel," "Rescue Me" (date single Firemen & EMT), "Cougars/Boy Toys" "Men With Accents Are Hot," "Femme for Femme," "Childproof" for singles that don't want kids ever and more.
City singles are so frustrated with the local meet market that offbeat speed-dating parties are actually starting to look pretty good.
And it’s a great chance to see if you both have chemistry.” There’s even less pressure at Paper Bag Speed Dating, in theory, because no one is going to judge you by your face. That’s why she started the On Speed Dating service, which hosts singles events that do focus on the superficial, such as “Size Matters,” for tall women like herself to meet men of equal stature.The gents are measured at the door to ensure they stand at least 6-foot-1.“Mobile dating has been trivialized by apps that focus too much on speed and looks, and too little on essential human qualities,” says Dr.
Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Loveflutter’s relationship psychologist. “Wit is sexier than looks, and unlike looks it determines long-term compatibility.” The current crop of picture-perfect dating apps, such as Tinder and Grindr, emphasize face value.
“Dating here is definitely more complicated than anywhere else,” says Alida Brandenburg, 30, who moved to Williamsburg from San Francisco a year ago.