Crazy Blind Date

Okay, so this site isn’t for younger teenagers – it explicitly states it’s for those 18 and older, actually. But it’s still a fascinating phenomenon. Crazy Blind Date. Ever heard of it?

They get your information, information about what kind of person you’d like to date, where in your local city you’d like to meet them, and when you’re available. Then they set you up with someone on super short notice – like, half an hour. And you’re not allowed to know anything about the person before you meet them at the date. You can go on a solo date or a double date.

I have to say, after reading through the site and generally approving of their methods to ensure you are who you say you are, I can see the appeal of going on a Crazy Blind Date.

Nevertheless, I also see the point that my friend who alerted me to the site made: It doesn’t seem too terribly safe. Even though you’re meeting in public and have proved you are who you say you are and all that happy jazz. I think, were I a single college student, I would probably set up several blind double dates with a friend, to see if it was totally lame or not.

What do you think? Is Crazy Blind Date:

(A) a fun, spontaneous way to meet new people?

(B) another poorly conceived way to make yourself stalker-fodder?

About Karen Rayne

Dr. Karen Rayne has been supporting parents and families since 2007 when she received her PhD in Educational Psychology. A specialist in child wellbeing, Dr. Rayne has spent much of her career supporting parents, teachers, and other adults who care for children and teenagers.


  1. Well, I’ve used Crazy Blind Date for a few dates, and had a really good time every time. I know, I’m a boy, so perhaps less worried about the safety aspect, but it seems like they do a good job of allaying safety concerns:
    -You always meet in a public place.
    -They have an approved list of places that they’ll send you to.
    -You don’t get any contact info from the other person without their permission–CBD sets up a text message bridge prior to the date, so you can send text messages to the other person through the bridge without exposing your own phone number.

    I’ve done a few of these dates so far, and they’ve all been interesting people–I’m still seeing one of them. And I love the spontaneity of it: if you feel like going on a date tonight, you probably can. So count me as a fan.

  2. I signed up for it, and I got a reply, but it wouldn’t let me reschedule when I realized that I actually couldn’t do the time involved. It mentioned rescheduling but when I actually tried to do it, I couldn’t find a button that said “reschedule”.

    I’ll give it a go again sometime.

    And it’s not COMPLETELY blind. You’re allowed to put a blurb or 2, a kind of headline, for your date. I put “Are you a geek? Me too! Let’s geek out together!” because this will weed out a LOT of what I’m not interested in.

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