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It is most popular in Japan, where it is known as gōkon.
In other cultures, group dating is becoming more popular as a safe alternative to single dating (especially blind dating), also helping to ease tension, because both parties will feel more comfortable having the company of their friends.
is a group blind date, typically used to form at least some friendships between two groups that are each of a single sex.
Generally, a single man and woman who know each other organize the gōkon in advance, each agreeing to bring three or four eligible friends.
The venue is usually a restaurant, an izakaya, or anywhere people can eat, drink and make a bit of noise.
The term gōkon comes from the Japanese words konpa (a party for members of a single group, class, or club) and gōdō ("together", "combination").Generally speaking, gōkon are not primarily intended to result in one-night stands (something more associated with nanpa), but rather for making friends and possibly forming long-term relationships.Typically groups of men and women will sit opposite each other and converse with one another, while simultaneously whispering discussions with their same-sex peers about which potential partners they find attractive.Sometimes games are played to reduce tension and encourage a convivial atmosphere.Recently, writing a text message on a mobile phone and showing it to others has become popular as an alternative to whispering.Group online dating, its creators and practitioners say, is safer than traditional Internet dating: With friends in tow, there's little fear that a date will spike your drink during a trip to the bathroom. Going out in groups improves your odds, at least in theory.