The company threw a similar stunt in London last July, where singles decorated their bags with doodles and 140-character fun facts about themselves.
Did I mention I met my boyfriend at our New Year’s Eve Singles Party five years ago!?!?
NYC based dating service On Speed Dating has a strong presence in downtown Manhattan offering regular weekly speed dating events at venues including The Watering Hole (Flatiron/Gramercy), M1-5 Lounge (Tribeca) and The Hill (Midtown East).
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.
The event, hosted by London-based dating app Loveflutter, is pushing its #Say No To Shallow campaign to showcase personality over appearance.
The relationship becomes official on Tuesday, June 10th when Little Town will play host to On Speed Dating's speed dating event for singles 25-38 at pm.
Founded in September 2008, On Speed Dating produces speed dating, VIP Rooftop parties, networking events, and more, for singles of all orientations across Manhattan.
City singles are so frustrated with the local meet market that offbeat speed-dating parties are actually starting to look pretty good.
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.
Infuse51, offering a vast menu of infused whiskeys, tequilas, specialty cocktails and “Gastro Pop” cuisine will play host to On Speed Dating’s straight, lesbian and gay speed dating events in their upstairs lounge.
The Village Pourhouse’s Red Light space and sister bar, Little Town will offer single New Yorkers an extensive food and drink menu serving American fare, specialty cocktails and beers on tap.
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.