All in all, I’d call ‘Dating in the Dark’ a missed opportunity. I’m not sure I’m ready to call it a failure as an experiment, because we have seen a few cases where people throw their desperate needs to judge on looks by the wayside for someone they’ve connected with in the dark room. We’ve also seen people throw away all the connections in the world if they think the person looks like a chud when the lights come on. This week, we saw a bit of both, and one of the lamest dudes yet.
Come on, Jason. You’re giving us a bad name! First of all, I’m going to agree with Melanie. Guy plays it off like he’s all that, you’ve got to be packing the guns when the lights coming on, and Jason wasn’t the hottest thing on two legs. In that regard, Chad had more going on.At least he didn’t make an ass of himself in the dark room.
When Jason tried the strawberry move with Violet, I could write it off as his awkward attempt to create some sensuality in a bizarre environment. When he then tried the exact same move with Randi, it was clear the guy’s an idiot. He knows the girls are together over there, so why even risk it. His whole journey was about how he dated models and how awesome he was an no one picked him. His dating skills were a disaster and his looks didn’t match his bravado.
I thought Randi and Kyle had the most chemistry in the dark, and then he was surprised to find out she was black, which was apparently a bit of a challenge for him. I know it’s still a sensitive issue, but he went on the balcony to connect with her.
As usual, the “after” section of the website indicated that neither of the matched couples are still dating, but they’re pulling them from disparate parts of the country. I think ‘Dating in the Dark’ should go for a series of regional editions to see if proximity outside the game might have any impact on the experiment. Imagine if you find someone you like and they live within 50 miles or so from you. Then you can really see if the foundation laid in the dark room is enough to build a lasting relationship on.
Right now, these people go back to their live and no matter how much they may like one another, the experiment only lasted two days. If I’m living in Chicago and I liked that girl who lives in Vegas, is it really feasible that we’re going to make a go of it?