Dating in the Dark is a dating game show that has been airing on Sky Living since 9 September 2009.It was narrated by Scott Mills for series 1 and 2, then Sarah Harding took over as presenter for series 3.
For over a decade now, we've replaced rom-coms with rom-competitions.
Movie romances have simply not been enough and instead, we've been watching real people try (sometimes, too hard) to find love in what many would call a hopeless place - national television.
Throughout the show, the host, Rossi Morreale, provides the men and women with additional insights by providing personality profiles showing which contestants are their best matches and also allowing them to view items the others have brought to the house, such as items of clothing or luggage.
Other episodes include sketch artists drawing contestants' impressions of each other.
Joining the other on the balcony signifies that the contestants both want to pursue a relationship; exiting the house through the front door signifies that they do not want to pursue a relationship.
Cameras are set up to show both the meeting balcony and the front door.After the one-on-one dates, each contestant can choose to invite another that they wish to see.The contestants enter the dark room for the final time and are revealed to each other one at a time.A separate infrared camera films the person on the dark side's reaction; the two images are combined in post-production.This is done, in part, by using video editing software to fade the infrared image of the person being revealed to black before they are illuminated, then seamlessly showing the color image of the person being revealed as it is faded in and out.During the reveal process the couple must remain silent.