Faced with one of the lowest birthrates in Europe, Serbia is taking a "Sex and the City"-like approach to reversing the tide: a speed-dating, matchmaking experiment.
As the BBC is reporting, 300 single, thirtysomething residents in a Serbian village opted for a matchmaking experiment: an introductory night of dinner and dancing, followed by a holiday on the Greek coast. The village mayor says he hopes to increase the area's birthrate by 30 percent.
Participants mostly had mixed reactions to the event, but left feeling a bit more inspired. "At first glance, I thought it was a little forced...and artificial," said one female resident. "But now I think it's nice."