Are You Toothing Tonight?
Toothing is -- gulp -- a method of propositioning strangers for sex in public places using Bluetooth-equipped phones or PDAs. Bluetooth phones automatically search out other nearby devices (unless the user blocks the discovery feature), making it easy for these wild and crazy swingers to message people they think may be up for it in trains, bars, and other public areas.
“Toothing?” is now apparently the digital come-on du jour being broadcast to bleary-eyed commuters across London, if media reports in the U.K. are to be believed. [Ed. note: So Bluetooth hasn’t reached the provinces yet?].
Which is all well and good, but we’re not really sure how widespread toothing really is. Oh sure, there’s a blog or two about it, and we’re sure that people have tried it...
But consider this:
Trains are prime territory for toothing. This means that a lot of this purported Bluetooth congress must be going on in British train toilets.
And we’re sorry, but if you’ve ever seen the state of such facilities, you just wouldn’t…
— Dan Jones, Site Editor, Unstrung