OkCupid has good timing. Since more people join online dating sites between Christmas and Valentine's Day than any other time of the year, if you're going to take advantage of that kind of increased traffic to launch a new dating app, now is the time.
Crazy Blind Date offers members a chance to set up a date quickly and with little effort. You simply sign in to your existing OkCupid account or join as a new member. Then upload a picture and enter in your first name, birthday, and sexual orientation. Then you check off the days you're available, suggest a couple of places to meet up (like a bar or coffee shop), and wait for OkCupid to notify you of matches.
The catch? OkCupid sends your match's photo scrambled and their identity hidden, so you can't make a determination on whether or not to meet simply based on how you like the photo. It makes the date a little more mysterious, no?
An hour before you meet, OkCupid opens up an IM chat for the two of you so you can find each other. (The website claims that you won't get matched with fakes or trolls, since every date is tied to a real phone number.)
When the date is over, OkCupid asks you to rate the date. If you had a good time, you'll be encouraged to give "kudos," which can be purchased. The more kudos you get as a dater, the more you'll be recommended for future dates. So it's to your benefit to make a good impression (and also to purchase kudos for others).
The app if free and available for both iPhones and Androids.
Do you think this is a good way to meet potential loves? Would you try it?