Monday, August 8, 2011

Is two better than one?

When it comes to dating, there's nothing like strength in numbers, right?

That mentality drives a new adventure in online dating: DuoDater, which helps participants find potential matches through double dates.

It's an interesting premise. Here's an analysis of the service.

I've gone on double dates both as part of an established couple and as a single person looking to find a match.

In both cases, there are advantages and drawbacks. The advantages pertain mainly to increased ease of conversation. In most cases, more people at a table = less awkward conversation.

The disadvantages?

Well, the group dynamic can be tricky. Ideally, you want to hang out with a couple whose interactions are similar to your own. The average couple doesn't always enjoy sharing dinner with PDA addicts or "Jerry Springer" hopefuls.

What do you think?