Cut to chase dating
The pair grew increasingly frustrated with online dating websites, especially when it was difficult to make a genuine personal connection without meeting in person — a leap that could be as annoying as a waste of time or as serious as a safety hazard.The plan to take matters into their own hands began percolating in 2011."Behind the (bedroom) door cameras have captured the new couple's every move, every awkward moment," the producers said, before pulling away at the last minute only to reappear in the post-coital glow -- or gloom.Contestants can then hurry into the bathroom to debrief the audience on just how their new partner performed.Its French producers We Make said it has brought together "scientifically-matched singles" to ask the essential question, "Could making love make you fall in love?" They billed the show -- which is being sold at MIPCOM -- as "a ground-breaking experiment into how humans fall in love.
"Most of our grandparents met in dance halls," Mouseler said, and the show tries to reignite that old magic by teaming contestants with a dance coach.(Michael Davis/Syracuse New Times)Patricia Deferio and Michele Shannon first met each other nearly 50 years ago, when they were 16-year-olds during their first day on the job at a Friendly’s Ice Cream parlor.The pair grew distant, which sometimes happens to friends, but their career paths brought them back together later in life.The format is one of several new series which are likely to pop up on TV screens across the globe in the next few years.Analyst Virginia Mouseler of The Wit database said the new age of dating was not for prudes.