PRESS RELEASE - Jan 15 - Crazy Blind Date (CBD) uses math to set singles up on blind dates with a few hours notice. “People will say that CBD is too crazy,” said Sam Yagan, OkCupid Co-Founder (CEO Match.com), “But for a whole generation of young singles, it’s going to be a great adventure, and a great complement to traditional online dating.”
Users choose which nights to go on dates. Pick their favorite bar/coffee shop. CBD does the rest and sends a confirmation to both parties. One hour before the scheduled date users can anonymously IM, so they can find each other. After the date ends, CBD collects feedback. Users can vouch for their date by purchasing CBD “Kudos” for them. This incentivizes good behavior. The more Kudos daters collect, the more dates they get.
“Never before has a dating app allowed singles to pay on a per-date basis, and to vary that payment based on the quality of the date itself,” continued Yagan.
To celebrate the launch of CBD, OkCupid, has named today, “LOVE IS BLIND” day. Every one of the ten million photos on OkCupid has been removed from the site. Today they'll make their dating decisions based on words and wits alone. (CBD was designed in collaboration with Huge).