Singles in Tokyo attended a Darkness Convention in which they literally couldnt see anything.
Eighty singles gathered at Lieu de Vintage in Mejiro, Tokyo for a matchmaking event called Kurayami Kon, or literally Darkness convention, and spent over two hours on blind dates while blindfolded!
The event was a collaboration between PKTheatre, a company that creates escape games where guests have to physically interact with their environment in order to solve some sort of mystery, and the movie Girls in the Dark.
Event organizers created a fun way to encourage everyone to interact and get to know their partners by having them solve a mystery with their sight, sound, smell, and sense of touch.
Poster for the hit Japanese film Girls in the Dark.
The strangest part of the date, though, is not even the blindfold. Its the steep price participants paid for attending. Men and women paid between $40 and $60 in order to book the reservation in this swanky hotel ballroom – even though they wouldnt be able to see it!
The aim of not having their sight was that once appearance is out of the question, the singles would be able to get to know each others hearts better.
Promotional photo from the event suggests without being able to see, guests could only focus on the personality of their partner.
Men attending the event were required to be between 23 and 28 years old, while women who registered were between the ages of 20 to 35 years old. The event was designed with the intention of finding real love or attempting serious dating!
The challenge will involve all of the singles working together to distinguish one and other for true love!