“As sad as it is to say, we kind of liked the way Edie looked better,” Mr. “Tonya always does well, but there’s always a lop or a lionhead, some kind of exotic breed, and all other things being equal, no one wants a red-eyed white.”She comforted Tonya. Comedian Chris Duffy walked participants through daring experiments with strangers, guided by our sexual selection scientists Dr. And to tease their tastebuds, creative chef Tessa Liebman provided scientifically inspired treats for tongues and more…Led by comedian Chris Duffy (host of You’re the Expert podcast) and neuroscientist Heather Berlin (host of Superhuman Showdown and Science Goes to the Movies), with special surprise performers and DJs, Sensory Speed Dating let daters smell, hear, taste, touch, see, and move their way to a greater understanding of the subconscious processes that drive our attraction to each other.“She’s been on a couple of dates and she did well,” the matchmaker told the young couple. Then she took the couple’s rabbit, Moo, a male colored like a Holstein cow, and put him down nearby. Rabbits are social animals — creatures of the warren, snugglers in bunny piles. But rabbits in close quarters will not automatically bond. Odum, “they can fight like tigers.”So the Animal Care Centers of N. Last Sunday, they brought him in, hoping he would find, Mr. “We want acceptance of the other bunny in their space without any drama.”After a while, Tonya hopped over to Moo and gave him a little kiss. They broke into a playful chase, stopped, sniffed each other’s faces. Moo turned his back and made a show of washing his face. Odum said, “this is a doable match.” She went off to get the next rabbit. Chow pronounced the process “nerve-racking.”“It’s kind of like life,” he said. Chui explained — “so it’s a way to ——”“Well, we’d like to get married, soon,” Mr. The last prospect, a chocolate beauty named Pika, spent much of the session doing “binkies” — spring-and-twist moves that signify rabbit joy. There was another round with the same rabbits, minus brash Bronx. He lowered his head and nudged her flank again.“If you gave him a little kiss, he’ll be yours for life,” Ms.
NY Magazine's 'The Cut’: "I saw plenty of connections being made...There are plenty of rabbits to choose from at the shelter these days — over 60, more than Ms. Odum said, “but it’s not a bad sign.”The pair began a halting ballet of approach and avoidance. Odum said she had seen in 10 years of volunteering, possibly a side effect of a ban on selling rabbits in pet shops, which took effect last year. Despite their apparent cuddliness, many dislike being held. Odum to bring in Edie, a lionhead with crazy white tufts sprouting from her forehead and big black eye patches. Rabbits might seem the last species on earth that would require human-supervised dating. The rabbits had nothing to focus on but each other. Moo stretched, twitching a little, and sniffed her face. ’ And then she’ll be coy again.”In came a big, black bunny named Bronx. “They do need to sort it out.”Mounting is a sensitive topic.“Sometimes the owner will get upset, think that it’s a bad thing that their rabbit is being mounted,” Ms. “But that’s projecting human values on it.” It is not a bad thing to be the submissive as long as it’s consensual. Edie hopped very slowly toward him, then stopped.“This is more peaceful,” Ms. Within a few minutes, Bronx mounted Moo — a power move, not a sexual one. “His reaction matters just as much as her actions.”Moo’s owners seemed a bit shaken. They sat five feet apart, facing each other, glancing away, then turning back again.“I know it’s boring,” Ms.