Dating in the Dark is coming to Auckland next week!

Forget Tinder, Aucklanders are about to experience dating of an entirely different kind this Valentine's Day. 

Akin to a blind date, the global phenomenon (and appropriately named spin-off TV show) Dating in the Dark is coming to the City of Sails next Wednesday 14th February. 

Whether you choose to share a romantic dinner with your better half, or opt to meet someone new, delight your senses by dining on a delicious meal in total darkness at the Rydes Hotel in Auckland's CBD. 

Enjoy a three-course menu in a pitch black room, where participants will be guided through the sensory experience by blind hosts. Your sense of smell and taste receptors will be heightened while you dine. 

But, you'd better get in quick, this first in, first served experience is open to both singles and couples alike. Prices start from $97, discover more at