Three men and three women are sequestered in separate wings of the house, unable to have any conversation or contact with the opposite sex unless in the dark room.
Initially, all six contestants have a group date in which they all sit at a table in the dark room exchanging names and getting to know one another's voices and personality types.
After this, each of them must decide whether they will go on a proper date with their chosen partner by going to the library, or whether they will leave the house and stand them up. Based on the Dutch programme Daten In het Donker, which translates as "Dating in the Dark".
The third series of the programme tweaked the format slightly, by starting proceedings with eight individuals. Despite being stood up by his chosen date Dorianne De Pao, contestant Alan Warren would later team up with her to sing Rock Me Amadeus on an episode of Harry Hill's TV Burp.
Over a series of meetings, the participants are given the opportunity to determine who their ideal partner is through various non-visual methods such as speech, smell, and compatibility tests.
After this, each participant works with a sketch artist to create a drawing of his or her chosen partner, which is then passed to the person in question.
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A reality show in which contestants meet and get acquainted in a completely dark room before selecting to see one of their dates in the light, and deciding whether to pursue the relationship further.
Dating in the Dark (Daten in het Donker) is a reality show created in the Netherlands where 3 single men and 3 single women move into a light-tight house getting to know each other and form bonds in total darkness.
These days we’re supposed to be more “connected” than ever, but it’s actually harder than ever to truly connect.
Online dates, blind dates, and the latest in ridiculous dating apps all make it hard to see people for who they really are.
The catch is, and the more astute amongst you may have gleaned this from the title, is that the dating room is pitch black.
The participants cannot see a thing, but the audience can see everything thanks to night-vision cameras.