" Jim Halterman: Where did the idea of a dating show in the dark come from?Tom Shelly: The idea was actually a Dutch show created by John de Mol, who created Endemol, so it was his idea that we at Endemol make an American version for ABC. Was physical appearance a factor since they are going to be in the dark for a big chunk of the show?The only downside is that you don't actually swipe, but receive six matches per day (so, perfect for the laid-back Cancer).season, take some wisdom from the reality TV age by turning the lens on yourself.The video-based app At First Sight is fittingly created by host Chris Harrison.
The question is not if they work, because they obviously can, but how well do they work? “I have not had luck with dating or finding relationships.”“I think the way I’ve used it has made it a pretty good experience for the most part,” says Will Owen, a 24-year-old gay man who works at a marketing agency in New York City.When the lights are brought up, will the couples want to stay together?Executive Producer Tom Shelly talked to our Jim Halterman about the age-old question "Is love blind?When true love strikes, how much does the physical appearance of your beloved matter?ABC is taking the dating reality show genre into a new space � a very dark space � with "Dating In The Dark." In this series, which premieres tonight, three men and three women are paired up only in a pitch-black room where they can talk and touch but they cannot see a hand in front of their faces.But “it really is sifting through a lot of crap to be able to find somebody.”Sales’s article focused heavily on the negative effects of easy, on-demand sex that hookup culture prizes and dating apps readily provide.