Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dating in the Dark

Dating in the Dark premiered last night. Another "reality" show.

I've never been a big fan of TV. Even less of reality shows.

*** Side note, I have been into Project Runway but only because Mary is up for an Emmy for her work on the show ***

Last night I was channel surfing and this new show was starting. In a nutshell, 3 guys, 3 girls all meet in a room of pitch blackness, get to know each other's personality via Q's and A's, pair off, get one on one time in the dark (no hanky- panky going on) and in the end, there's the visual reveal.

Will the beauty continue on and get to know the geek or the hunk of hawtness pass on the geeky girl?

Basically, are they shallow enough to allow their initial attraction to be swayed by looks?

Personally, I didn't think any of them were bad looking, the girls or the guys. I think I am already a seasoned enough "dater" to know looks don't count. Well, they aren't the biggest part of the pie chart at least.

Okay, so I do admit to being a wee-bit ... alright, more than a wee-bit shallow.

First thing I usually notice ... lips. If I don't think I could kiss them, [shrugs] The eyes are second, they have to smile. Kindness trumps everything.

I'm fortunate to have Don, he's got the looks, the heart, and a great mind.

Don, with Sue and Julie, who also find him charming!


sherry lee said...

Sounds like a program I'll give a miss...I really don't watch tv anymore as I just don't find it entertaining. Lips? Nothing shallow about that...I'm with you on that one!

Fightin' Mad Mary said...

thanks for the shout out!!

Karin said...

Wow, you know someone who's up for an Emmy? Congrats to Mary---that's really impressive. I'm not big on reality shows myself, and after being married for a zillion years, I really can't see myself watching a dating-themed show. I agree with you on the 'lips' concept, though. I always thought that appearance, rather than looks, was more important. A good looking guy who is a dumb slob (remember John B?) versus a so-so looking guy who's smart, sharp and neat seems like a no-brainer.

Bruce said...

I found the show somewhat entertaining and pretty inventive. Could have used a bit more 'structure'. All of the people were somewhat average looking to me. The one poor shmuck that got left on the balcony was funny. The woman that walked away from him was not all that desirable. In the beginning of the show she states she could get any guy, but wanted someone that was more emotionally stable. I guess that really wasn't the case.

Michael said...

Well if you ask me, Don won the lottery the day he met you!

Dating said...

I always thought that appearance, rather than looks, was more important.