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Brief Published: 21 Jan 2013

Crazy Blind Date App


Crazy Blind Date is a new app from US-based dating website OkCupid that aims to put the fun and spontaneity back into internet dating.

Users simply select the nights of the week they are free and pick a convenient restaurant, bar or other public space to meet their date. The app uses mathematical algorithms to pair the user with someone available in their area.

Launched on January 15 2013, Crazy Blind Date captures the immediacy often lost in the world of internet dating, which involves meticulous profile building and pre-date messaging. “For a whole generation of young singles, it's going to be a great adventure, and a great complement to traditional online dating,” said OkCupid founder Sam Yagan.

Dating has become a mobile game. According to Australian market research firm Ibis World, mobile dating apps overtook dating websites in popularity for the first time in 2011, while OkCupid says user activity on its mobile app and website has increased 20-fold in the past year. For more on how mobile technology is influencing other areas of life, see the Stylus reports Travel Apps: On The Move and Self-Health Apps.

Crazy Blind Date