Covering your head in a paper bag and speed dating is now a thing in NYC

Dating in NYC is a lot of things, but relaxing isn't one of them. From superficial encounters on Tinder to awkward blind set-ups (and every uncomfortable scenario in between), the dating scene can be pretty rough. So, instead of hiding under a rock, hide... under an actual paper bag (!) with Loveflutter, the personality-based dating app bringing Paper Bag Speed Dating to NYC.

Very seriously, this is simply speed dating, while you wear a paper bag over your head, with 59 other singles at the New York Hall of Science. Admission is a bargain at $25 (four free drinks included + a Paper Bag Art-Kit!!!!), and all you need to bring is a 140-character personal fun fact, one that will naturally be written on the face of your paper bag. And in case you plan on showing up like a complete mess? There’s a de-bagging finale at the end, so try and put in a little effort.

Get tickets here; the event is on November 19th from 7-10pm, at the New York Hall of Science.

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Christine Fischer is a freelance writer dedicated to a strict diet of Champagne, cookies, and the occasional pizza. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.