I watched Dating In The Dark last night, a new show on ABC, and found the premise intriguing. Three girls, three guys meeting each other “in the dark” and choosing their potential partners based on an old-fashioned tradition called “conversation.” Not e-mailing, not cell phoning, not text messaging, and not face booking, just plain old face-to-face conversation, but without actually seeing the other person’s face.
The big reveals come near the end of the show, when the girls and guys walk out from the shadows and finally get to see each other. Then they decide whether they want to go on a real date.
Physical chemistry is complicated. When I met Edgar on a flight in 1988 I was attracted to him at first sight and sound. He had snow-white hair, sparkling blue eyes and a hypnotizing Southern drawl. If I had spent two hours in the dark with him before seeing him, I might have seen a bit of his inner darkness. His looks captivated me for a long time, too long.