You wouldn’t know it, however, if you were at the speed-dating event she attended: She was wearing a paper bag over her head. “I often judge people’s profiles from their pictures,” she says, “so I wanted to try something out that removed the physical attraction element.” That’s why she signed up for a Paper Bag Speed Dating event that took place in London six months ago.

The gathering attracted 60 singles who spent three minutes talking to one another — and, until the end, they all wore bags over their heads. ” The 34-year-old teacher ended up going out on a date with one — though it ended, she believes, because he was younger than her.

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“We tip our hats to Tinder,” says Smith, “but it’s a one-dimensional level of attraction.” New Yorkers seem interested in an alternative to the usual skin-deep methods of meeting someone.

“Tinder,” sighs Washington Heights resident Meghan O’Keefe, “is sometimes a cesspool of abs and sunglasses and creepy poses.

Goodhart allows her characters to be a bit pathetic, to possess some despair, and to have qualities that don't exactly endear them to us.

Bill is lazy and unmotivated, and whatever drive he has left revolves around his need to one-up his brother. Robbie is an inspiration because he is everything that Bill isn't.

They are inclined to lie—to each other, in order to keep their relationships relatively nice and calm, and to themselves, in order to keep up the other lies. These are fairly decent people, and they lie because they want to stay decent—or at least to keep up the appearance of being good people.

The plot involves a romantic triangle of sorts, although it's probable that there are no romantic feelings on the part of Rose (Jenny Slate), the woman who becomes involved with both brothers within a short span of time.

Kroll and Slate, though, give performances that have the opposite effect.

They aren't the best people, but the relative goodness of their intentions is never in doubt.

Bill (Nick Kroll) has been overshadowed by his brother Robbie (Adam Scott) since a childhood accident resulted in Robbie becoming blind.