So much for romance. A new dating show forgoes dating entirely in order to get couples into the sack as soon as they meet. Like, potentially before they even exchange names.
“Making Love” premiered at MIPCOM, the world’s biggest TV market in Cannes, France, when they unveiled the concept of having total strangers have sex before deciding if they like each other. This is Tinder’s world and we’re just living in it.
According to the AFP (Agence France-Presse) the show’s French producers said it has brought together “scientifically-matched singles” to ask the essential question, “Could making love make you fall in love?” and pitched the show as “a ground-breaking experiment into how humans fall in love.”
Behind the (bedroom) door cameras have captured the new couple’s every move, every awkward moment,” the producers said, before pulling away at the last minute only to reappear in the post-coital glow — or gloom. Contestants can then hurry into the bathroom to debrief the audience on just how their new partner performed.
The show’s trailer promised that “We will follow the daters over the next few weeks to see if the pair remain friends-with-benefits only or will they chose to get to know each other and start a relationship.”
The format is said to be one of several new series which are likely to pop up on TVs across the globe in the next few years.
[h/t New York Post]