The problem with dating these days isn’t finding someone you like – that’s never been easier – it’s that people are being introduced via algorithmic processes of complex social networks, robbing couples of the opportunity to create their own unique narratives.
Sure, some Tinder and OkCupid matches lead to long-term relationships, but for the most part these pairings are transient and disposable. What if each paired couple were introduced, not with an alert on their smartphones, but with a choreographed first meeting that was unlike any ever experienced?
This was the inspiration behind my date curation service, the Second Chance Date Curation Agency. Part-agency, part-experiment, newly matched couples are given the chance to re-live their first date with itinerated experiences that float between the utterly romantic and the completely absurd.
What story will you tell your children when they ask how their parents met? That you both swiped right? Or that you shared a bottle of wine, hid love letters in books at Brooklyn Library and then gave $50 to the best subway busker you could find?