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In fact, I saw plenty of connections being made over the entire two hours — men and women gazing at each other, laughing, and thanking each other for the hugs and tenderness.At the end of the night, one man told the group it was the first event he’d attended in New York where no one complained.With my final suitor, I sat on the ground yet again and was told to lean into him with my head on his lap or chest and just let him embrace me.Unfortunately, I had a walking boot on due to an ankle injury, so I had to contort my body to slightly lean into him with my right shoulder, while simultaneously holding myself up with my left arm. Yet, everyone else around me looked serene, including a woman who sat on her partner’s lap with her legs wrapped around his body.“That’s created an atmosphere where people are more thirsty for real connection, and I think that’s all mindfulness really is.” I arrived at the Institute’s August tantric speed dating event in yoga pants and a tank top (fitting, I assumed, given the setting) — but many of the other participants wore dating-formal attire.As I stared at the room full of women in dresses and men in slacks, I realized this wasn’t going to be the group-meditation session I was expecting.Men and women are rotated to meet each other over a series of short "dates" usually lasting from three to eight minutes depending on the organization running the event.
“People are not connecting in person as much today as they were before smartphones,” Guy said.
The evening, which took place in a big space at the yoga studio, had a distinctly New Age vibe.