Don’t want to mess around trying to pick someone up in a bar? OKCupid has released a new app called Crazy Blind Date that aims to send you on a mystery date while you are out and about using your phone.
You tell the app where you’d like to go and when you’re available and a few places that you would consider going. For example, maybe you want to go to a coffee shop in San Francisco Friday night at 7pm. (The location has to be within the OKCupid database, you can’t pick just anywhere). The app then searches the OKCupid database to find out if anyone else is looking for a date for this event.
To keep it a surprise, the app scrambles your photo and your date’s photo, so you only get a mixed up glimpse of who you might be spending the evening with. Half an hour before the date, the app will let you chat with your date so that you can find each other. If it goes well, you can give your date kudos for an in-app fee of $.99.
Digital agency HUGE built the app for OK Cupid. It is available for iOS and Android devices.