Would the kinky person's version be "speed spanking"?
Eye to eye, in search of a soulmate
....In a dimly lit Manhattan bar, with soft music filling the background, 60 men and women sit in pairs gazing intently and silently into each other's eyes for a long, quiet three minutes, before switching to the next person.
It's the newest thing on New York's dating scene: "Eye Gazing Parties", the creation of technology-company official and salsa dance teacher Michael Ellsberg, after he tired of the tedious routine exchanges in singles parties.
"One day I went out and over the course of the evening, I had five conversations that had some combination of the questions, 'So what do you do for a living?', 'Where do you live?', and 'Do you like New York?'" Ellsberg said.
"We've all had these questions 100,000 times. So I started thinking there's got to be more interesting ways to meet people," he said....
The format follows speed-dating, the recent fashion for busy singles in which a man and a woman introduce themselves for an intense several minutes before the men move on to the next table, to quickly try out another possible partner.
But in eye-gazing parties, they don't talk, at all....