Going speed dating puts enough pressure on a singleton as it is. So who in their right mind would want to do it in the altogether?
Plenty of people, it turns out. A Balham pub — fittingly called The Exhibit — is hosting a night of naked speed dating, on 22 March.
Registrees of the nearly-sold-out event will be invited to face each other in the buff — girls facing guys — and give each other a twirl. They'll then get dressed, grab a well-earned bevvy, and mingle — before filling in scorecards.
All a bit brutal, no? Say the organisers:
The selection and attraction of a suitable mate is one of fundamental importance to all species, both in the animal kingdom and with humans too. With this in mind, it's not surprising that in the world of dating the same kind of attraction and science applies.
OK. Still, for those who wish to retain a future element of surprise for their potential life partners, there is the option of keeping underwear on. (We feel there's going to be a lot of sideways glances and mutterings of "you go first".)
We're told this particular night is aimed at straight (and also, therefore, we presume, bi) singletons. A similar night for those of other persuasions is currently being discussed.
But hell, if this one takes your fancy, go for it. How many opportunities do you get to take your kecks off in a pub, without getting barred?
A few tickets are remaining for women only. The organiser hope to plan more naked speed dating in the near future