The eyes are the windows to the soul, so it’s a lot easier to have a mesmerizing conversation with someone after you've spent two minutes looking into his or her eyes. That is the simple idea behind Eye Gazing Parties. Banal chit-chat about employment status, the location of your apartment, or where you’re from is not a great way to spark a captivating connection with an alluring new person. Eye contact is.
Here’s how it works:
An even number of singles gets together in an attractive space. 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 forty-five minutes. Then there’s a party afterward, with drinks flowing and world music playing. You can talk with everyone you met gazing to get to know each other even better and exchange information with potential dates. The eye gazing has an electrifying effect on the party. Simply put, two minutes of eye contact is the ultimate ice-breaker.
Eye Gazing Parties
Were invented by Michael Ellsberg and have been featured in the New York Times, CNN, Good Morning America, Match.com, Nerve.com, MSNBC, the BBC, and in Tim Ferriss’s #1 New York Times bestseller The Four-Hour Workweek (pp. 60-61). Elle magazine called Eye Gazing Parties “New York’s hottest dating trend.” They’ve happened across America and in Australia, Singapore, and Budapest.
We're now bringing them to London and have already been featured on The Lorraine Show and in Fabulous Magazine.
You can check out this video to get an idea of what eye gazing is like (this is not one of our events though so it will be a bit different):