Your friend suddenly bails on dinner. What are you going to do? Try this: Fire up OKCupid's new app, Crazy Blind Date, and make yourself some romatic plans for the evening. Maybe you'll find love. Maybe you'll get laid. Maybe you'll meet an insane person. Adventure!
OKCupid tried the aptly named Crazy Blind Date as a web-based service back in 2007, but it was largely a failure. It might be more successful as an app, because the spontaneous behaviour associated with a blind date is more suitable to mobile than it is a website. Plus, the app uses location as a criteria for a match, and in both real estate and romance, location is key.
The mobile Yenta will suggest four potential dates based on OKCupid's algorithm, which (disclaimer!), may or may not select someone totally batshit crazy. Love is surprising. You do at least get to see your date's name, age and face, but that's it. The app even asks you how the date went afterwards. Total bust? You pay zero dollars. You fell in love or at least copped a cheap feel? Cough up $US3. [Crazy Blind Date via BBW]