Reality dating show
The producers scan both of their bodies to create photorealistic 3D avatars, including molded faces plastered with rictus grins.
Then they head into a virtual bar and start the date.
It’s not that is a partnership between Condé Nast Entertainment and Facebook, made for Facebook’s recently launched Watch video feed.
(The show itself is not shot in virtual reality.) As you may have guessed from the title, each episode sets up a blind date between two strangers who are wearing HTC Vive headsets, then... If, as many people have suggested, VR is a bit like drugs, then inaugural couple is Shelby, a hedge fund office administrator looking for “someone who can make me laugh.” The second is John, a soccer coach who wants “someone to capitalize on my own happiness, and vice versa, whatever that looks like.” Sorry, I don’t really know what that looks like, either.
We were hoping and praying that Chris Harrison would do the right thing and announce lovable, affable, dog-enthusiast Wells Adams as the next Bachelor, but instead, he was all, “And the next Bachelor is…Arie Luyendyk Jr.! ” and then we Wikipedia’d him and fell asleep halfway through the article.
“We’re looking for Greater London eligible singles to put their dating destiny entirely in the paws of their dog!
By the time the show ended in 1999 after four separate runs, the game had become iconic, and was parodied on comedy shows like "Saturday Night Live" and "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." It started out the same as "The Dating Game," but then sent the couples on epic first dates where they would finally meet one another.
Sometimes the avatars turn into dinosaurs or get whisked to a lunar landscape, and you can watch them joke about how weird is in VR.
This is fun to watch for about 30 seconds, even less if you imagine four more couples repeating it.
As such, we announced—as we do every season—that we were “officially done with is “a dating show with a difference,” according to a mysterious casting call.
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Each episode helped one man or woman find a date with eligible contestants. The potential partners were hidden out of sight behind a board while the eligible bachelor or bachelorette made decisions based solely on their answers and voices.