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We are back for even more weird Speed Dating.

Last week we covered strange speed dating from around the word, from robots that do the talking for the (very shy) guests, to single events on a train, there are so many strange varieties of speed dating out their. 

Singles Events in Melbourne have always stayed pretty classic, as have most singles events in Australia, but what about naked speed dating? Keep reading. 

From Perth (yep, right here on home soil!) to the United Kingdom, singles event organisations are running naked speed dating where customers strip off all of their clothes and enjoy a night of speed dating in the nude. That’s totally nude. No underpants, no fashion accessories, nothing, just nude speed dating, unless of course the guests want to leave some clothes on, it’s really up to them. 

It’s had mixed results around the world, with better turn outs in the Uk, here in Australia however, some nights have been prone to cancel due to the male tickets selling out but almost no female tickets getting sold at all. It turns out the men are quicker to take there clothes of when dating than the women.

What started off as a dare or a gimmick for some turned out to be a fun and surprisingly comfortable night out. 

How about speed dating so important that it’s set up by the government in order to save the human race? Yep, you read that correctly, and it’s back over in Japan – home of the speed dating robots!

In 2015 the Japanese government decided to combat a shrinking population by setting up and funding dating services where singles show up, go on a series of short dates and decide who they want to see again. 

It’s really just the classic speed dating formula, only funded by the government to encourage a young population that is loosing interest in relationships and marriage to hook up and make babies. 

In Japan this process is often called ‘konkatsu’, which translates into English as ‘Marriage Hunting’ – at Taste Date we’ll just stick to calling our unique twist Degustation Speed Dating, much safer.

In our first two blogs we covered how speed dating works and how it all started, but what about alternative versions of it – or really bizarre versions of it – from around the world?

Has that classic ‘move around the table’ style of good ole’ fashioned speed dating ever been changed or altered to suit fashion, fads or cultural needs?

At Taste Date we’ve added a tapas dinner on top of the classic format, but in some countries it has gone even further, much further. Take Germany for example – singles on a train! In Berlin, in 2008, Deutsche Bahn (the folks who look after the trains in Berlin) decided to put on a ‘Flirt Express’ night for free. The format? Singles of mixed aged arrive at a train platform where a bar has been set up for them – and that’s just beginning of the night.  

Then Berlin’s Panorama train (you might remember these in Europe, train carriages outfitted with massive windows that make up most of the ceiling) pulls in. Everyone gets on board and takes their seats. Then it becomes classic ‘move around the table’ speed dating, only the dates were around three minutes long, and the women stay seated in their train seats while the men move around the carriage – and nobody can get off! The train travels around Berlin for two and a half hours. 

This free event became so popular (especially on Valentine’s day) that the demand quickly outweighed the amount of space available on the train. It even ended up spreading to other German cities – oh, and did we mention that every female guest got a free red rose and every male got a free pretzel? 

There’s something very German and practical about the ‘Flirt express’, but things become more strange when we visit Japan, were a dating service hosts classic speed dating with a twist. Masks. No, not theatre masks, or tribal masks or cosplay masks (although they all sound pretty fun) but surgical masks. Yep, those paper ones often worn in big Asian cities to stop the spread of germs or to filter out smog. Why? The organisation running the event believes that the masks hide enough of the facial features, forcing all of their guests to judge each other on their personality, a focus shifts that makes people judge each other on their character, rather than their looks. Don’t worry we won’t be making anyone wear masks at any of our events! 

Would it be hard to believe that there are now speed dating events in Japan that are mitigated by robots? Yep, you guessed it, small robot wingmen who sit on the table and do the talking for the guests – shy guests that is! The robots come loaded with the profiles of each guest based on a survey. 

The robots then talk to each other, asking quests and making statements based on this data. The speed daters then simply sit back and watch the robot conversation in front of them. This robot conversation lasts for about three minutes, afterwards, the real life human get to decide if they want to continue on themselves pursue and actual conversation the old fashioned way, once this is done (or not done – awkward!) they males move around the table were another lady – and a another set of talking robots! – is waiting for them.    

Join us next week were we once again explore more of the strange alternative versions of speed dating around the world.


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