If You Just Haven’t Tortured Yourself Enough This Week


Well, I didn’t think it was possible to feel more pathetic on Valentine’s Day, but now I can thanks to CrazyBlindDate.com, which recently launched a Windy City version of its insta-bad dating site. You see, what’s scary about this is the fact that I’m actually willing to give it a shot. Apparently, you choose a date and time window and which neighborhoods you’re willing to travel to, and then you enter a brief description of your ideal meeting, such as “I’ve got a great idea for a screenplay and am dying to tell someone…” or “Is CBD for real? I’ll go on a date just to find out.” And yes, those are actual examples from the site. Encouraging.

What is tempting about Crazy Blind Date, however, is the fact that you can opt to go on a double date with a friend. As in, both of you will be set up with complete and total strangers, so if the evening is an utter nightmare, you’ll have someone there to back up your, “Oh my god, my dog, mom, and grandma just died in a freak snowblower accident–gotta run!” story. I mean, there’s no doubt about it–blind dates are absolutely awful 99.9% of the time, but if you can bring a friend along…well, it just might be tolerable. Who’s with me?

3 Comments so far

  1. Bryan Bowden (unregistered) on February 14th, 2008 @ 1:42 pm

    You should do it, and then write about it. I bet it will be amazingly entertaining for all parties involved.

  2. Sloan Taylor (unregistered) on February 14th, 2008 @ 1:44 pm

    Utter humiliation for the greater good? Fiiine.

  3. Nellie Ann (unregistered) on February 16th, 2008 @ 10:46 pm

    oh man. I’m so tempted to go do that. Partially for anthropological reasons and partially because, well, I need dates.

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