"To your left you can see a stainless steel urinal, and to your right, a hot single guy."
Ah, there's nothing like public bathrooms to get you in the mood. Yup, that's right: a new dating event just sprung up in London that combines a tour of the city's public WCs with a singles' mixer. Is this really a fun way to date or have we just run out of ideas?
Dating site DoingSomething.co.uk teamed up with London Loo Tours to launch their new Toilet Dating event. Sort of like a pub crawl, but more smelly. The tour guides singles through London's Westminster area, apparently sprinkled with historical public bathrooms. Attendees also get a history lesson on the public toilet.
'Nothing would be more awkward than having a first date in a toilet… until now," a spokesman for DoingSomething.co.uk explained to the Daily Mail. "At worst, the daters will have to indulge in some crap chat — but the experience won't be one they'll forget in a hurry."
This might sound too crazy to work, but DoingSomething.co.uk is actually on to something. The concept of their website is like the American site HowAboutWe: Users suggest an activity — for example, "Who's up for a rollercoaster date?" or "Gin making workshop. Hic!" — and find other singles based on their creative date idea.
Sure, bathrooms can be funky and gross, but you'd probably spend a good chunk of time laughing about how weird the activity is — safe small chat as long as you avoid dwelling on any talk of actual crap. And hey, if all the other singles are crappier than a public toilet, then at least you'll have learnt a little bit of London loo history. Which might make your bad date easier to flush down the drain.
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