August 10, 2009 11:20 PM by Cindy Adams
On this episode of Dating In The Dark, the mansion was home to six new singles for four days, as they met each other in complete darkness to learn if personality means more than looks. The couples also were given the opportunity to do a little dirty dancing while Dating In The Dark!
The first single to enter the Dating In the Dark mansion was Jeff, an aerospace engineer who has been hurt in the past. He seemed like a nice guy, is 23, and said his career intimidates women.
Next to enter the house was Amit, who is 29 and originally from Israel. He is an Internet marketing consultant and said when he was young, girls used to see him as a geek until he started working out and changed his looks.
Cormac is 32 and works as a paramedic. He said due to his job, he appreciates every moment he has in life and is looking for a girl who does the same.
The first woman to enter the mansion was Shannon, who is 24, and the brand manager for a margarita company. Her parents and grandparents were married forever and she wants a guy with old fashioned values.
Misty owns her own marketing and management company and is 35. She has tried to meet guys online and it hasn’t worked out. She wants someone trustworthy, yet goofy.
Kelly is a product coordinator/waitress and her longest relationshiponly lasteda year. She is 25 and believes the connection between two people should be more than physical.
First, the singles met up in a pitch black dark room for a group date. They introduced themselves, and found out one another’s likes and dislikes. Afterward, most of the women were attracted to Cormac, while the men were split on who they liked best.
Next the men and women were given the chance to see a video tour of each other’s housesÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â¬”just as they left them before leaving for the mansion. Misty’s home was gorgeous and looked like something out of Home and Garden magazine; Kelly’s house was nice and her kitchen looked like she liked to bake; Shannon’s place was disgusting, messy, and ant infested. Amit’s house looked like he lived with his parents; Jeff’s place was very feminine; and Cormac had a surfboard and a guitar, and his place was most masculine.
Next the singles were allowed to invite one another on dates. Amit and Misty invited each other and had a great connection. Shannon invited Cormac and the first thing he mentioned were the ants in her home. She said she felt bad about killing them and they had become pets. Weird! Jeff invited Shannon and asked her how much she spent on her hair. When she replied, “$15,” he said she was a winner. Cormac and Kelly invited each other and they had so much in commonÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â¬”they are both surfers and into yoga. How Zen!
More dates ensued as Misty and Jeff dated and it was terrible; Kelly and Amit gave it a go and their conversation went flat; and Cormac and Misty attempted a date, but there was no chemistry.
The singles were then told who they were most compatible with. Kelly was compatible with Cormac; Misty with Amit; and Shannon with Jeff.
For their first compatibility date, Jeff brought Shannon chocolate and fruit. Delicious! He cut his finger making the food and she kissed his finger and his face. He didn’t know it until he was back with the guys, but he had lipstick all over his face. That was hilarious.
Misty brought a hula hoop and Amit brought boxing gloves to their compatibility date. They hula-hooped it up and had fun. But then they settled back and talked.
Cormac brought his guitar to his compatibility date with Kelly. He sang her a song and she was totally wooed by Cormac, and even said he was sexy.
It was time for the final dates, and unlike other episodes, this time it was a theme dateÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â¬”dancing in the dark. Each compatibility match invited the other and Shannon and Jeff entered the dark room first. As they began to dance, Shannon thought he was a bit too aggressive and trying to get “naughty.” She said he intimidated her. He asked for a kiss and she agreed to a little, quick one.
Amit and Misty were both good dancers, but she realized when she got close to him that he was shorter than she was and she said she’s not used to that.
Kelly and Cormac tried to dance, but they both had two left feetÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â¬”which equaled four left feet or a big mess. Before they parted, they shared a romantic kiss.