Thursday, June 06, 2013

A Sad Sign of the Times in Europe: Hungary Hosts Dance Parties

To get couples to pair up:

Last weekend the government held dance parties across the country, and according to Soltesz, about 5,000 young Hungarians took part. The program, called "Are you free for a dance?" was so successful the government is planning another round of parties in the fall.


The parties included young people dancing to popular music in addition to instructors who would dance in other styles including ballroom, swing, ballet and folk dancing in costume.

Some cities didn't quite hit the right demographic of Hungarians. In the southern city of Pecs, local media reported that elderly women and families with young children were the majority in attendance.
When the government is in the business of getting people to date and marry, that is really sad.


Prague Metro Plans ‘Love Carriage’ For Lonely Singles, As Czech Marriage And Birth Rates Plunge

Lonely Czechs in the city of Prague may have a new way to meet that special someone -- the local subway system is providing carriages specifically for singles, in hopes that they will mingle and eventually develop relationships leading to marriage.