Crazy Blind Date
Crazy Blind Date (CBD) was a no-cost dating service that set people up on blind dates with little to no notice. The site served people in Boston, San Francisco, Austin, New York City, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles.
Users used the "date wizard" to provide basic demographic information about themselves and their preferred dates. They could select to go on a single blind date (1 other person) or a double blind date (3 other people).
Crazy Blind Date was launched in November 2007 by Sam Yagan, one of the founders of the dating site OkCupid. As of 2008, the service has 10,000 members who have gone on 90,000 dates. The CBD matching service uses basic demographic information to set up blind dates with little notice, often just a few hours. Daters meet up at a location agreed to by each person. They do not know what their date will look like and are only given basic information including first name, age, gender, occupation, education, and ethnicity.
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