(a few girls chose to keep their bra and pants on, but others decided to try the full monty with me).
In general, the atmosphere was full of mutual support and sleepover-esque solidarity.
By Katie Hopkins A new form of speed dating based on a safari is being debuted in Brighton this week.
Hove-based company Right is hosting two of the unusual nights.
In the end, the only thing that got me through the door was the need to prove a totally meaningless point – and the prospect of a large vodka inside.
Upstairs I went, fighting mild pukiness, to meet Rob the organiser.
Full disclosure: I am a 5”4, size 14 woman on the latter side of 25 with all the trimmings – cellulite, scars, bruises, chipped nail varnish and a rack that gave up the fight against gravity years ago.
(A word to the wise, though, for whoever compiled the playlist: if you want to put women at their ease, lay off the James Blunt.
The only thing that “Goodbye, My Lover” was psyching me up for was a funeral.) I heard later the boys all undressed in the bar in total silence, avoiding eye contact. In we shuffled, in our matching Matalan robes, to a reassuringly dark bar filled with small tables.
The men and women will be separated into groups and will be split between three venues.
Mr Harley-Rüdd said: “I want everyone who participates to walk away having had an enjoyable experience – ideally having met their soul mate.” Romantic success with the evenings is usually differs, Mr Harley-Rüdd said participants will always make new friends.