Speed dating corona
With an open heart (you never know where you're going to find love!) I traveled to the New York Hall of Science in Corona, Queens to be a guinea pig for this experiment, joining roughly 60 singles (30 women, 30 men) to experience the phenomenon of "Paper Bag Dating."Upon arrival, I was handed a medium-sized brown paper bag, complete with cutouts for my mouth and eyes, and directed to a decoration room to make my bag look ready for love.Tables were set up to accommodate two couples each, and the women were instructed to stay put while the men rotated round-robin every two minutes.We were each given a score sheet to remember which people we liked, and which we didn’t.
For the real-life version of this approach, we each wrote "fun facts" on our bags and decorated them with drawings, ranging from cartoon heroes like Spider-Man and Garfield to abstract cityscapes and pipe cleaner mustaches.
Invite your friends and call 951-687-2464 to reserve your seats.
The event will be held at the beautiful brand new “Cambria Room” inside Cambria at Riverwalk Senior Apartments.
It's hard to know if the person across from you appreciates what you're saying if you can't see any response.
Once everyone had met, it was time for the “big reveal,” where everyone simultaneously removed their bags to show their faces.