What is a blind date?

Formerly, a blind date was a date with a person who you had never seen before. Most often, common friends hooked up two seemingly fitting singles. Nowadays that doesn’t really happen anymore, because a person whom you’ve never seen before of course gets googled before a first date. Dates are usually arranged on the internet – without the help of friends – so you don’t really go onto your first date blind either, since you already know each other from the internet.

Depending on the nature of the dating site on which you met, you already know before the date how the other looks, where he/she lives, which hobbies and preferences he/she has…and can decide based on the information on the profile whether you feel like going on a date (it really no longer deserves to be called “blind”).