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But participants had such a blast hooking up at Loveflutter’s anti-Tinder party that the hosts are bringing it across the pond, beginning with NYC — and not a minute too soon, say singles.
“Dating here is definitely more complicated than anywhere else,” says Alida Brandenburg, 30, who moved to Williamsburg from San Francisco a year ago.
Economists, not typically an alarmist bunch, have called the situation a "demographic time bomb," which has led Japan to initiate a multi-pronged approach to reverse the trend.
“Mobile dating has been trivialized by apps that focus too much on speed and looks, and too little on essential human qualities,” says Dr.There was a drizzle of uneasy laughter from the men in line. These men weren't the living mannequins you see gliding on the roller skates of their good looks through Chelsea. It was like a nightmarish game of dodgeball that would air on LOGO.A number of countries with dwindling populations desperately want their citizens to have more sex, but Japan is going the extra mile.Around the country, local Japanese governments have set up speed-dating services where people can come to meet potential lifelong partners.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.I signed up for a Monday night event with Speed NY Dating (because what else was I going to do on a Monday night?), and found myself in the restaurant of the Hyatt Union Square. 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.