These Dudes That Went 'Paper Bag Dating' And Got Suckered By A Bunch Of Female Journalists Deserve Everything they got
EliteDaily- Loveflutter, the dating app that focuses on personality over looks, implemented its vision by providing each dater with a paper bag to mask his or her face and a decorating kit to express personality. Using New York Hall of Science as the venue, the founders David Standen and Daigo Smith succeeded in providing a fun and experimental atmosphere.
Female vloggers, bloggers and news correspondents flooded to the event, documenting their decorating process, dates and debagging reveals. A singles-mingle was planned to follow the speed dating, but it seemed once the journalists completed their assignments, the only hopefuls left were disappointed men.
As superficial and shallow as online dating apps can be, this 'project' is equally as stupid. Everyone is a little bit shallow. Obviously, some more than others, but no one doesn't use looks as a prerequisite when finding a potential mate. I take that back. A very small percentage do. They are what we call "ugly people". You know what ugly people do? They settle. I'm not saying life should be like Tinder where EVERYTHING is based off looks, but appearance is, and always will, a characteristic that people look for in the opposite sex.
Were in the heart of the age of online journalism, how could anyone be surprised that a majority of female participants were there for work? A self righteous concept conjured to go against societal norms is always going to draw the attention of vloggers, bloggers, and the like. Guess what, ugly men are far more desperate for sexual gratification than ugly women. They don't need to waste their time paper bagging it when they can just go to a bar and wait for a guy to have too much to drink. It's a concept as old as the world is round, it's harder for men to get laid. That is only accentuated when your appearance can only be described as "unfortunate".
What's the ultimate goal of this anyway? Like, say all the females had stayed and the post-dating mingle was actually successful. Know what happens when the bags come off? Everyone gains a whole new perspective when the guy with the great personality turns into the crooked nose freak. Everything he said when the bag was on is instantly forgotten. The funny joke he had told mere minutes earlier is but a distant memory. Man or woman, we are only human. We like to be aesthetically pleased. Unless these people plan on wearing a paper bag for the entire relationship, the chances of success are slim to none.
Plus, what are the chances that the people that attended this function had good personalities? Just because they weren't blessed with a strong jaw line doesn't mean they were automatically blessed with the gift of gab. Anyone with a good personality is self aware enough to know to play to their strengths. Letting a woman know what she is working with before she engages in conversation is much more successful then causing her inevitable disappointment when the bag comes off. At the end of the day if I order a steak off the menu I wanna know what kind of steak I am getting. Ordering a sirloin and receiving a sirloin is better than getting my hopes up for a filet mignon.
P.S. The kid they interviewed is a dick. He's a decent looking kid, clearly doesn't need to be paper bag dating. He's like the kid who is a couple pounds overweight and goes to fat camp just to feel like the skinniest kid in the room.
Damn, check out the personality on this one! Oh baby.