OkCupid released a free app Tuesday that promises to set up users on blind dates. Users can not see the photo or information of their date ahead of time.
OkCupid has a new app for anyone already scrambling for a Valentine's Day date. "Crazy Blind Date," released Tuesday, sets up singles on random blind dates.
All users have to do is plug in a cell phone number and pick a time and place that is convenient for them. Users set up a profile with their photo, first name, birthday and sexual preference and OkCupid does the rest. It even hides the identity and photos of the people set up for the date.
The app’s website says users can chat with their date ahead of time and offer them "kudos" afterward depending on how much they did or did not enjoy the date. OkCupid says kudos will allow it to set up better matches for future dates.
According to the website, OkCupid uses "math" to connect thousands of people every day. It promises that the app has "no fake users or trolls."
So far, "Crazy Blind Date" is meeting with more skepticism than praise. Customer ratings in the iTunes store ranged from one to two stars Tuesday. One customer who reviewed the app wrote "I really want nothin (sic) to do with this app."
Another customer said blind dates sounded uncomfortable and "I like knowing who my dates are."
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