New online dating trend pairs couples up at random

CREATED Jan. 23, 2013

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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A new online dating trend requires a daring and spontaneous spirit.

A new app, called Crazy Blind Date, randomly pairs users up with another person willing to go on a random date.

Popular online dating site OkCupid, owned by the same company as Match.com, created the app. 

Most online dating platforms gather data and ask several questions to set users up with a match. But Crazy Blind Date considers just the basics, like age and sexual orientation, when randomly matchmaking. 

The app also shows only pixilated pictures, erradicating the tendency for many online daters to post outdated pictures of themselves.

The CEO of OkCupid said the app was downloaded 100,000 times in the first 24 hours.

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SOURCE: OkCupid's 'Crazy' App Lets You Go On A Blind Date Once Per Day