Sunday WashPost Magazine Has New 'Date Lab' Mission: Setting Up Threesomes

The weekly “Date Lab” feature in The Washington Post Magazine rarely goes well. The blind dates routinely fail or the connection fizzles after the first meeting. But Sunday’s  meeting was a big hit – between "two women with unconventional outlooks," Kristin Richards and Megan Caine, who Kristin found "sexy" for having a shaved head.

But it was the small-type, post-blind-date update for the Sunday feature that really packed a punch. A threesome? “The two of them decided to add a third for their next date at a neighborhood bar.”

“She invited my boyfriend so she can meet him,” Kristin says. “It was really fun to hang out with them both,” Megan says.“Kristin was still awesome and really great to be around, and [he] was also interesting and fun and engaging and attractive.” Plans for a third date are in the works.

Is this the new goal for the Post? Serving as a menage a trois trolling site? There was a hint of “alternative lifestyles” in this passage:

Megan: She's in a relationship and is interested in dating people, being in a relationship and having other kinds of relationships, which is something that I appreciate and admire.

Kristin: I mean, what are the chances that that information is not problematic for a person you're on a date with? Most of the things that I say surprise most people in the world, and she was not that taken aback.

No, the people “taken aback” are the Post readers who realize that nothing is sacred on Sunday.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis