Easy Blind Dates

6 11 2007


‘Adventurous’ dating through CrazyBlindDate.com
By Caroline McCarthy – November 6, 2007, 7:18 AM PST

Go to CrazyBlindDate.com for some quick blind dating. I don’t need it, but it’s funny the concept is.

“So says the front page of CrazyBlindDate.com, which aims to get people together on sporadic blind dates with very little notice. The site–whose creators also are responsible for OKCupid.com–was soft-launched in Austin awhile back and officially entered a beta phase on Tuesday with new urban centers in New York, Boston, and San Francisco. The interface is sleek, and the concept is cool, but with this kind of thing it’s really all about the people who use it.

Short version: You fill out a bunch of forms, get alerted, and then go on a date with someone whose photo you’ve never seen. (Eek!)

Longer version: CrazyBlindDate is pretty methodical. You select your city, tell the site whether you’d like to go on a solo date or double date and narrow down the times and neighborhoods that work for you. The site then asks you how much notice you need pre-date. I live in New York, and CrazyBlindDate was even courteous enough to ask me if I were an NYU or Columbia student who wanted to be set up with a fellow student…”

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