In practise, though, it was dismal

Dating in the dark us where are they now

Five years after it vanished in a fartcloud of public disinterest, Dating in the Dark is back. Why anyone would bother with unconvincing displays of affection when they could watch a procession of people hurt themselves is beyond me. The contestants were mostly an unattractive mix of cocky and needy. In practise, though, it was dismal.

Initially all six contestants have a

And this is going to be on television. During the reveal process the couple must remain silent.

After the one-on-one dates, each contestant can choose to invite another that they wish to see. They would date each other, but only in total blackness. For those of you who missed it first time around, which will be most of you because there were birdhouse webcams that got higher ratings, let me explain how Dating in the Dark worked. The contestant will go to the balcony and wait for his or her prospective partner to join him or her.

Alamy This feels like a

Initially, all six contestants have a group date in which they all sit at a table in the dark room exchanging names and getting to know one another's voices and personality types. Alamy This feels like a weird thing to say, but Dating in the Dark is back this week.

There were some awful men and some awful women put up in a mansion. The contestants enter the dark room for the final time and are revealed to each other one at a time.