Crazy Blind Date

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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.[1]

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).

In April 2010, Time Out reported that the website is under construction for updates, but will remain free when it is in operation again.[2]

In 2013, Crazy Blind Date was relaunched and additionally integrated into the OkCupid-platform as an app on both iPhone and Android devices.[3]

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Crazy Blind Date was launched in November 2007 by Sam Yagan, one of the founders of the dating site OkCupid.[4] As of 2008, the service has 10,000 members who have gone on 90,000 dates.[5] The CBD matching service uses basic demographic information to set up blind dates with little notice, often just a few hours.[6] 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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References[edit]

  1. ^ Netter, Sarah (2008-02-12). "Your Best Bet for Love? Timing". ABC News. Archived from the original on 2009-06-10. Retrieved 10 July 2009. 
  2. ^ Williams, Allison (2010-04-01). "The "Date" in Dating Website". Time Out. Archived from the original on 2010-06-24. Retrieved 2010-06-24. 
  3. ^ Meredith, Leslie (2013-01-16). "OKCupid 'Crazy Blind Date' App Relaunches". TechNewsDaily. Archived from the original on 2013-03-08. Retrieved 2013-01-17. 
  4. ^ Goldstein, Meredith (2008-01-15). "The website Crazy Blind Dates give you dates on demand". The Boston Globe. Archived from the original on 2009-07-10. Retrieved 10 July 2009. 
  5. ^ Bachko, Katia (2008-03-16). "Dating site is mostly random — but it’s fast". Columbia News Service. Archived from the original on 2009-06-10. Retrieved 10 July 2009. 
  6. ^ Roush, Wade (2007-11-16). "Two New Sites to Ease Your Way Through Dating Hell". Xconomy. Archived from the original on 2009-06-10. Retrieved 10 July 2009. 

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