Yes, there is a new reality [sic] TV show called “Dating Naked,” and it really shows couples “dating” in the altogether ( http://www.vh1.com/shows/dating-naked ). Participants will be shipped off to a “primitive island resort, far from the masks of modern society…” The tapes will be edited to block out certain details.
The purpose of shows like this is to allow the viewer to feel superior to the schlubs they watch humiliating themselves on television. People love to watch others making fools of themselves.
I dispute the charge that the purpose of “Dating Naked” is to provoke the viewer to lustful thoughts. It would be hard to imagine something less provocative. Maybe for these people, putting clothes back on would be a big turn-on. Maybe they do the whole thing backwards. Maybe they start with sex and finally finish up fully-clothed, introducing themselves.
Dating is one of those life experiences that makes you say, fervently, “Thank God I’m married!” I think I would almost rather go back to high school than go back to dating. It would be even worse if you had to do it naked at a “primitive island resort.” I don’t like that word, “primitive.” What does it mean? Lots of bugs everywhere? Lousy room service? Probably better not to know.
Can I please wake up now?