Have you been on a blind date before? Would you?

@kiran1978 (4137)
Australia
April 7, 2008 6:21am CST
I have never myself been on a blind date before. However a friend of mine is going on a blind date this Friday, she is being set up by a friend of hers. She has to actually text him on the day and let him know what she is wearing so he knows who she is. Hope there is noone else wearing the same outfit on that day, lol, otherwise he might hook up with the wrong girl. Surprisingly she is not that nervous about meeting him, she is quite excited. I don't think I could go on a blind date. I would want to have atleast met the person first to see if there is any chemistry or attraction before I went on any date with them. Plus what if when you meet him, you don't like him then you feel obligated to stay on the date. I don't like awkward silences, it would be way too uncomfortable for me. So have you yourself been on a blind date? What was it like? Did it turn into a realtionship or even marriage? If you have not been on a blind date would you ever go on one?
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@gemini_rose (16194)
7 Apr 08
No!! I would never ever go on a blind date. One of the reasons is that most of the girls I used to be friends with have terrible taste in men! I would have to be attracted to them physically first and fore most. You have to look at a man and think phwoar he is alright, knowing my luck I would go on a blind date and he would be horrible and then if they end up liking you, you have to make excuses up as to why you do not want another date!! I hope your friend goes on ok though, lets hope he is good looking!
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
7 Apr 08
That is funny my friend did say, that she asked her friend (the one setting her up) is he attractive? She said he was good looking. Then my friend told her no offense but you think your husband is good looking and I don't. So hope her date goes okay as it sounds like they have different opinions on what good looking is, lol. I agree with you, attraction is a big thing when first meeting someone, does not matter as much later on once you fall in love.
• Israel
7 Apr 08
i cant see myself on a blind date. i think i should better know that women at least a bit, otherwise she can be totally not what i expected and stuff. i hate surprises lol
• United States
7 Apr 08
I have. When I was 16, my friend was dating a guy in college and she set me up with one of his friends. He was the nicest guy, quite good looking, my mom loved him (he was 22...what was she thinking...?) but I was quite immature and it was a total waste of a night for him, I'm sure. Looking back, he was probably the best thing that ever walked through my door for many years before and after and had I not been so stupid- he probably would have been a great catch. Would I do it now? Well, not right now as I am married...lol. But, hypothetically...if I'd decided I even wanted to have a man in my life ever again, yes I probably would- so you maybe waste a little time...but you never know what you might find. There would be a few questions I would ask my friend before I agreed to go, of course. I also wouldn't be afraid to be honest in the middle of it if I felt it wasn't going to go anywhere...but if he was a nice enough guy and we were having a nice enough time I would finish out the evening.
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@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
7 Apr 08
Great story, 16 and 22 years that is bit of age difference, maybe if you were 20 and he was 26 would have been a bit different as you were finished school then. Sounds like you had a good blind date though. Maybe blind dates aren't so bad when you get a good looking nice guy like you mentioned.
• Singapore
7 Apr 08
never been to a blind date.i never even been to a normal date.i dont even have a boyfriend. :( anyway i wont want to go for a blind date because after what my mum told me about her experience it makes me feel, i dont know how to say it, very weird.
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
7 Apr 08
You must still be young, I am sure you will go on a normal date soon, give it time, boys will be knocking on your door asking you out. Your right it would be very weird going on a blind date, too weird for me.
• Singapore
7 Apr 08
well i'm 17 actually. i want to go on a date but i have this feeling that is making me not doing so. can you help me? i have a crush on this guy in my school for 4 years but am afraid to you know. but now we are in different schools but still in contact. i hope you can help me out. thanks.
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
7 Apr 08
Are you friends with this guy you have a crush on? Do you still see him now that he is at different school?
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
7 Apr 08
Nope Wish for it Lets go on blind date but if u take net as blind date then Yes i am doing it since 7-8 yrs LOL Takecare
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
7 Apr 08
What is net?
@cupid74 (11394)
• Pakistan
8 Apr 08
net mean online virtual date without knowing who is other side of computer
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
8 Apr 08
That would be even scarier having a blind date over the computer, then you definately don't know who you are dating. The person may not even be a girl, lol.
@ciades (1624)
• Philippines
8 Apr 08
once i did, but we already texting and chatting for almost three years. That was my first time to meet a guy on that set up. I was scared and little nervous. I really suggested where the place should we meet. I am more safe in a crowded place. So, we met there and enjoyed talking and talking and talking. But without his idea i let my one friend to follow and she arrived just after a few minutes. So that then im not alone.
@ciades (1624)
• Philippines
8 Apr 08
it didn't end up of commitment or marriage. We've been friends for three years...so we just both decided to meet each other inorder our friendship will put in real. I just like him as my friend...no intimate thing. But you know, i just being becareful on my part especially we didn't know each other entire personalities.
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
8 Apr 08
Hi ciades, I am glad you were careful when meeting up with this guy. It is good how your friend followed. Atleast you knew there was some kind of connection before you met as you had been chatting for three years prior. Now that you have met, good that you know whether it could have been a relationship or not.
• Philippines
9 Apr 08
I've been to a blind date before and it so sucked.Oh yes,he seemed nice at first when I haven't met him but then I realized that the guy was just after my body.Good thing we don't hear from each other anymore.My advice?Warn everyone who wants to go on a blind date because they don't know that person and worse,that person can do bad things to them.
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
9 Apr 08
Yes I agree with you, you never know who you will be dating. Glad you ditched that guy, wise move.
@p_vadla (1687)
• India
8 Apr 08
.. and what is a blind date at all ? I don't know about it..
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
9 Apr 08
A blind date is when you go on a date with someone that you have never met before. Usually a friend arranges the blind date. I think it would be scary as you have no idea what they look like or what their likes or dislikes are or if there is any chemistry.
• Philippines
8 Apr 08
Yes, my very first realationship was out of a blind date. My ex and I were sending each other text messages until we decided to meet after a month. He liked me, so he decided to come to our house to personally tell my parents of his intentions, and he became my very first boyfriend.
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
8 Apr 08
Atleast you had an idea who you were meeting before you went on the blind date.
• United States
7 Apr 08
I have been on a blind date. It was in high school and my mom set it up with her friends son. We did actually date for like 3 years. My boyfriends parents met on a blind date and have been married for around 50 years.
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
7 Apr 08
That is amazing that your boyfriends parents ended up marrying after a blind date. You would be so grateful to the person who set you up on a blind date. Your blind date also sounded pretty good.
@jiangsl (377)
• China
7 Apr 08
Hi Kiran1978,I also have never myself been on a blind date before.I believe that I can meet the girl who I love,lol.Of course,I will not mind if someone can introduce an excellent girl for me.Maybe I will have myself on a blind date,it probably is very interesting.
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
7 Apr 08
Your very brave jiangsl, keep me updated if you do go on a blind date.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
7 Apr 08
no never i had been. i have never been to known date also.. keep alone blind date. now there are many people who ahve guts to go tyo blind date. its not taht always wrong with them.I will never be able to go on a blind date.
@kiran1978 (4137)
• Australia
7 Apr 08
May I ask why you will never be able to go on a blind date?
@nimette (339)
• Philippines
5 May 08
ive never been on a blind date. its something i'd like to try. it sounds exciting! imagine meeting a total stranger but on second thoughts it could be rather disapointing if your expectations aren't met. so i'll have to set my train of thought that i should be just cool, act normal & never expect & be nice too. i have a tendency to be too caught up in my fantasies and then sulk if everything happend otherwise. i really am a child Lol..
8 Apr 08
No I have never been on a blind date, and the idea is not pleasing
@arjun999 (1004)
• India
8 Apr 08
No, i have never been on a blind date. I dont like the idea much. It is much better to go on a date with somebody you know.