Paper Bag Speed Dating? I’ve seen it all…

Is love really blind? Find out at PAPER BAG speed-dating! Quirky craze sees people covering faces for first encounters

Event has just debuted at the British Science Museum in London
Idea is to get to know someone’s personality before seeing face
The face-free hookup party will also be held in New York later this year

Another week, another bizarre dating trend.

We’ve had silent speed-dating and dating in the dark but the latest activity for singles in London is possible the quirkiest yet.

It involves participants placing a paper bag over their head, and has been dubbed, ‘The thinking person’s Tinder,’ because decisions are fast but based on personality (and body) alone.

The event has just debuted at the British Science Museum and, according to organisers, it’s bags of fun.

The trend was the brainchild of the London-based ‘cupids’ at who have also created a smartphone app with the ethos #SayNoToShallow.

‘It was a really good laugh,’ said Jacques Beaupierre, 24, a Londoner who attended the event.

‘It wasn’t as materialistic as normal speed dating and you actually do get to know their personalities.

Each participant wrote an amusing comment or personal fact on their bag to act as a conversation starter.

Examples included ‘I have three kidneys’ and ‘Secretly, I want to be a hand model.’

Said Londoner Ian Maddison, 31: ‘It was an interesting balance to Tinder and Grindr, but also quite difficult as it’s hard to get to know someone in two minutes.

‘Your first impression does include how people look and that was denied.’

The face-free hookup party will also be held in New York City this autumn.paperbag

Bushy eyebrows? You’re sex-obsessed! But a snub nose means you’re a drip in bed: Relationship expert Tracey Cox says sexual preferences are written all over your face Read more: Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

Can you tell what someone’s like in bed simply by looking at their face?

Talk is cheap. If you really want to know what someone’s like, look at their face. Well, that’s what Siang Mien devotees claim.

The Chinese have been practising the art of face reading for more than 3000 years and say our features speak a secret language, telling all about our character and hidden desires.

Don’t scoff just yet – there’s a certain logic to the craft. We know for a fact no-one has an identical face, not even identical twins. That’s because no-one has identical personalities.

The human face is capable of making 7000 distinct expressions – we might only use a mere few hundred of these in everyday life, but the expressions we use the most leave a mark on our faces.

By the time we hit 40, you can certainly determine whether we’ve spent most of our lives smiling or frowning!

Face reading is fascinating stuff and devotees claim it provides loads of clues to character (though admittedly some of it varied and contradictory!).

Here’s a round up of the supposed giveaway sexual signs. If you come out of it in a flattering way, it has to be true. If not…well, saying ‘Your eyebrows tell me you’re addicted to sex’ is one hell of a good opener at a dinner party.


Small and sparse: Zero interest in sex, major interest in zen. Think spiritual rather than sensual.
Thick and bushy: Sexually excessive. Feed with a steady diet of new erotic experiences or they’re likely to grab snacks-on-the-side.


Very pale eyes: Looking for new peaks and a quick fix. Easily sexually satisfied (good news if you just want sex), they attach little importance to it or love (not so good if you want a relationship). A tendency to change partners faster than outfits.

Dark eyes: Passionate and into marathon deep and meaningfuls, they’re hard to get to know initially, but you won’t regret the effort. Dynamite in bed. Keep them there with lots of intense, varied sex.


Snub nose Dreamy and into romantic sex and traditional positions – which could translate to drippy for some. Not interested in erotic adventures.

Bumpy nose Not a good match for the snub nosed, bumpy nosed people are the complete opposite. Not only do they love sex, they like loads of it – the kinkier the better!

Tracey says her fine lines around her nose suggest that she rarely thinks about anything other than sex

Tracey says her fine lines around her nose suggest that she rarely thinks about anything other than sex



Small thin lines under the lower eyelids It’s not something you usually look for…until now. This is the mark of someone with an enormous sexual appetite, who’s constantly ready for sex. Nothing is forbidden and everything goes.

Fine lines below the base of the nose I shamefully own up to having these but insist it’s from smoking in the past. This is apparently a sure-fire sign of someone who rarely thinks about anything else but sex (well, it is my job!) Blessed/cursed with the highest libido of all, they need to be loved in every way possible and are extremely hard to satisfy. (Not true. Honest!)


Large mouth When comes to mouths, the bigger the better seems to apply. Large mouthed lovers are unselfish and take time to pleasure. Men with large mouths are regarded as unbeatably potent lovers.

If you’ve got a full bottom lip, score extra points – you’re a sensual adventurer – minus points for also being shamelessly unfaithful. People with wide mouths are ambitious creatures who want to be (and are) boss of the bedroom.

Small mouth True, they’re imaginative and inventive, but that’s where the compliments end. They’re also quick to orgasm, wary of new people, loyal only to a few and not very affectionate!

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