Then they stare silently into each other's eyes for four minutes.Six months later, the two participants were married.
Seven unveils Beauty & the Geek Australia next month.
Bernard Curry hosts the show which sees eight Beauties and eight Geeks sharing a house together and teamed up to compete in a series of challenges to test their brains and charisma. Based on the format from the Ashton Kutcher-produced series, each contestant will need to share their strengths with their partner, and overcome their own weaknesses. During the series the girls study up on anatomy, undertake scientific experiments and re-take Year 4 history.
Being "made" to talk to people, takes a lot of the awkwardness out of this process; there's no cheesy pick-up lines, you can talk about literally anything without it being weird, and if the date's not going great, you have an end point, as opposed to a lingering new friend. There seems to be a huge appetite for your dating parties, which is interesting given we are living in the age of Tinder, Happn and Bumble which have arguably made it way easier to get a date. I think all the dating apps have actually assisted in the popularity of our speed dating parties.
People are more open to meeting new people, and going on "blind dates", so I find there's less hesitation towards the concept of speed dating - it's almost seen as retro now!
Ros Brennan Ros is an arts writer who dabbles in travel, music, philosophy and anything where she can thrash out an idea. They sat face to face and answered a series of increasingly personal questions.
Read more More than 20 years ago, the psychologist Arthur Aron succeeded in making two strangers fall in love in his laboratory.I think she might be the first divorcee we've had at our speed dating parties!I do hope people don't come along to our events with the sole purpose of finding a husband/wife/father to their child."We heard it through the grapevine." GALLERY: Comic Con PHOTOS (Story continues below): In Sci-Fi Speed Dating, nobody gives out their names.Instead they're assigned a number -- to avoid the occasional stalker -- and at the end of dozens of rounds, each person writes down his or her favorite numbers. Other participants, like Batman -- also known as Kamel Nelson, 25 -- had a blast talking with other like-minded fanboys and girls.Held in intimate bars, rooftops and warehouses across Sydney and Melbourne, Dear Pluto's dating parties attract creative and media types from 20-35.