Photo: Shiho Fukuda
New Yorker Michael Ellsberg, 29, got tired of the boring patters of "what kind of work do you do" and "where do you live?" when he went out on dates. So, he started a new way to meet singles: Eye Gazing Parties, where for 3 minutes you get to stare, er gaze in silence at other singles (and probably try to hypnotize them!)
Here's how it works. An even number of singles meets in an attractive space over drinks and world beats. After a fun mini-lesson in the art of eye contact, the group splits into pairs, and each pair spends two minutes looking at each other's eyes, no talking, with inviting beats in the background. The pairs switch up every two minutes, for a total of half an hour. Then there's a party afterwards, with drinks flowing and luscious beats vibing. The eye gazing has an electrifying effect on the party; simply put, three minutes of eye contact is the Cadillac of ice-breakers.
http://www.eyegazingparties.com/index.html (Photo above is from NY Times Article found at the Michael's website) - via Unique Daily