During a series of mini dates, each spanning no more than a couple of minutes, participants in a speed-dating event evaluate a succession of eligible singles.
They make split-second decisions on matters of the heart, creating a pool of information on one of the more ineffable yet vital questions of our time—how we select our mates.
Trying to solve this problem, Kuang-Yi will try to construct a fictional scenario to explore the how pets’ sexual desire will fit into the future society, and speculate on the new relationship between human beings and pets - resulting in a pet dating app, speed dating and love hotels.The event will be open to a limited number of dog owners and their pets, with a tickets available for non-pet owners to spectate.Lenton and University of Essex economist Marco Francesconi analyzed more than 3,700 dating decisions across 84 speed-dating events.The authors found that when the available prospects varied more in attributes such as age, height, occupation and educational background, people made fewer dating proposals.Do pets like cats and dogs also have sex for sexual pleasure, and if so, would humans care for their pets differently?
” Questioning how humans regard animals as different to ‘us’, Kuang-Yi draws parallels to feminism, queer theory and postcolonialism - i.e.
Speed-dating events can promote a particular decision-making style that might not always work in our favor.
Yet we need not be passive victims of our circumstances.
The concept of rapid-fire dating has gained tremendous popularity, spreading to cities all over the world.
One speed-dating company in New York City, for example, holds a gathering almost every day.
If you wish to be part of the performance and see if you can find love for your pet, email [email protected] to apply - limited places available!