The couple will spend 30 minutes in nothing but their underwear while ‘enjoying’ a first date in an experiment to look at the rules of intimacy – apparently ‘mutual vulnerability fosters closeness’. While the naked couple lie awkwardly in bed, a giant screen will host a series of probing questions and tasks which are ‘designed to rapidly foster relationships’ and will see if the couples can fall in love within a matter of moments once they are left exposed. Mark Procter, Acting Head of Factual Entertainment, Discovery Networks International said: ‘A dark room. It’s a gloriously simple format but an irresistibly watchable show.’ Certainly sounds like it has one up on Take Me Out.
Will these couples find true love in virtual reality?
A trailer for the series shows a man transformed into a dragon, or even a gorilla and a polar bear couple hugging it out on their date.
When it comes to the human 3D avatars, it’s all kinds of awkward.
You can watch as couples put on all the hardware, divided by a single wall so they can’t see each other in real life.
Black had seen The Dating Game in the US and enthused about it to LWT's Alan Boyd, who produced Surprise, Surprise and who made the Norvelle pilot.
Before the decision Our Graham (replaced in the final ITV series by Tommy Sandhu), who was never seen, gave an amusing reminder of each contestant.
The couple then picked an envelope naming their destination.
Three singles of the same sex were introduced to the audience.
They were then asked a question by a single individual of the opposite sex, who could hear but not see them, to choose with whom to go on a date.
Condé Nast Entertainment (CNÉ) has launched the first episode of a new show called “Virtually Dating,” a dating show in which two people are set up on a blind date in a headset to interact only in VR.