Have you ever been set up on a blind date?

@maezee (32955)
United States
February 10, 2009 8:31pm CST
Have you ever been set up on a blind date? If so, how did it go? Why did you agree with it in the first place? Who set you up? Do you think true love can be found this way? I have a friend who's trying to persuade me to go out on a date with one of her friends (so it'll be a "blind date" of sorts) & I'm unsure - because I've heard nothing but bad things about these kind of set-ups. What do you think? Thanks in advance for your answers! ;)
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@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
11 Feb 09
Hi, i don't think dates are blind ...but as we say blind dates just because of more romantic and fun in the date. if you go with someone whom you never know before is really a exciting thing unless something horrible happens. i am for blind dates.wish all my dates are blind so that i won't have much responsiblities to my date...do whatever you want and give an excuse i never knew you don't like it...:) well i am still waiting for my blind date...
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@maezee (32955)
• United States
12 Feb 09
That makes sense. Thanks!
@sunil_008 (1270)
• India
12 Feb 09
you are welcome...:)
@sudalunts (5526)
• United States
11 Feb 09
I have been on many blind dates. I used to be involved in internet dating, and I had many dates. We usually agreed to meet at a public place, like a diner or restaurant. None of these dates turned out to be anything. The guys that wanted to pursue something with me, I was not interested in them. My girlfriend did once set me up on a date with this guy. We went to the movies, and I was not impressed with him at all. Actually, I avoided his calls until he stopped calling me. I am sure some blind dates can be fun, take the chance, what do you have to lose?
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@maezee (32955)
• United States
12 Feb 09
Good question! Thanks for responding.
@B3lla86 (101)
• United States
11 Feb 09
I come from a very large Latin family where everyone is in everyone's business. My grandparents and aunts are constantly trying to set me up with people. I don't even get the opportunity to agree or disagree because they invite them to holiday parties and stuff like that. Then i have some random guy I've never met before following me around like a lost puppy. LOL. Its not fun and until I got a boyfriend it didn't stop, but now its not so bad. That is until I become single again and the cycle restarts.
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@maezee (32955)
• United States
16 Feb 09
I bet it's kind of nice, too, though, to always have a "back up plan" (as far as boyfriends go). And at least you wouldn't have to worry about the guy getting your family's approval! ;) Thanks for the answer!
@22angel22 (451)
• United States
11 Feb 09
I have never really been on one that someone else set me up on. I have kindof set myself up on these. Although I'm not with any of those guys anymore I would say that I wouldn't change them. You never know, he could be the one...
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@maezee (32955)
• United States
16 Feb 09
Good answer. Thanks!
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
11 Feb 09
i haven't actually been set up on a blind date before... i never agree with that anyway even if my friend set me up on a blind date... i don't know why... i just feel very uncomfortable being set up with somebody that i hardly know... i don't know about you... but for me, i definitely won't do it... take care and have a nice day...
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@maezee (32955)
• United States
12 Feb 09
Thats EXACTLY how I feel. I just coudln't do it! Thanks!
• China
11 Feb 09
I never like blind dates. my parents, my friends tried to set up blind dates for me, I totally turned them down. I can't deny we might still find our true loves through this way, but I just don't like blind dates. I prefer the natural way, never like any set up things.
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@maezee (32955)
• United States
12 Feb 09
That's what I think, it seems unnatural to be set up on a date with someone who you don't even know. I usually like to meet someone, become friends with someone, and then go from there into a relationship if there's chemistry - not skip the middle step. Thanks for your response!
@ivan2000bd (1010)
• Sweden
11 Feb 09
"blind date" i dont think this is the right way to find a partner. i think its just for having a good time. if you have to get your life partner you have to know him very well. in blind date you will meet some one whom you dont know about anything. he can make you harm. so please be careful about that. take care.
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@maezee (32955)
• United States
11 Feb 09
True true. Thanks for your response!
@smileonstar (4013)
• United States
11 Feb 09
I never set up by anyone or agree to go out with anyone that I dont know either cuz I just dont really know what will happen. I know it might be good and it might be bad... who know. But here how my story goes... I married to my husband for 6 years and I met him online(massenger). I know how it sounds to you, but it worked out really good at the first place. Now, thing changed after I have two children... I dont know cuz of the kids or cuz of something else. I can't focus on one person only cuz I have two more to take care off.
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@maezee (32955)
• United States
11 Feb 09
Thanks for your response!
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
I have been on a blind date before but it was a sort of group date. So it wasn't very uncomfortable. Although it didn't turn out very good as expected. I spent more time chatting with the other people who went on the date with us. Oh well. Maybe next time it will be more enjoyable or successful for me.
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@maezee (32955)
• United States
11 Feb 09
Good response. I like being in control of things too, it's sometimes scary to think that ANYTHING could happen. Thanks for responding!
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
Never in my life that I experience blind date. May be no one wants to have a date with me or I am just not the type of girl who they think would go for a blind date. If they only know, I would love to experience blind date. Being excited with how your date will turn out or how your date looks like.hahaha!!!
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@maezee (32955)
• United States
11 Feb 09
You're probably lucky that no one has tried to set you up for a blind date in your life! I've been hearing some horrible things about 'em lately. I think it's a big mystery too, that might be kind of interesting - because you just can't have ANY expectations going into it. It could be prince charming, or it could be someone you won't get along with AT ALL.
• United States
11 Feb 09
True love can be found this way but I know for a fact that it doesn't work for everybody...I had one once and my friend tried her best to convince me that he had such a great 'personality'. In all actuality, he was a doofus who laughed uncontrollably at everything one of us said something. I only did it because my friend wanted to go out with his brother and the only way either of them could go out was if the other could go too...I'll never listen to her again and I'll never go on a blaind date again...
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@maezee (32955)
• United States
11 Feb 09
That's too bad that you had that experience! I imagine the same thing happening to me, and that's why I'm reluctant to agree to going on this "blind date". Thanks for your response!
@itsme_cha (504)
• United States
11 Feb 09
yes i have, i did it once,,, it was ok but it didnt work out for me, i guess im not that lucky on blind dating.
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@maezee (32955)
• United States
11 Feb 09
Thanks for your response!
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
hi maezee! yeah, i was set up on a blind date. i was already working then and still no boyfriend. my well meaning officemates wanted to find me a guy. then one day, my girl colleague finally found a seemingly suitable guy. but well, i just got my heart crushed. he was so attentive, loving, etc. and just comletely ignored me after 3 dates. i was devastated. maybe because at that time i was already looking forward to a loving and permanent relationship. but i am glad it didn;t last. looking back, i dont think i would be happy marrying that kind of guy. i am happy with my husband now. very happy in fact. and i didn;t meet him blindly. take care and God bless you1 :D
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@maezee (32955)
• United States
11 Feb 09
Thanks for your response! That's too bad about that one guy, but I'm sure you're much better off without him. :)
@snowy22315 (50952)
• United States
11 Feb 09
I did years ago. I just think that I did not like the person and thought it was pretty strange that I would be set up to do something like that. I did not like doing it and did not plan to go. I think I should have been set up with a better date. I just dont want to go through that again unless i have a better idea who I am going to be set up with.
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@maezee (32955)
• United States
11 Feb 09
I suppose knowing more about who you'd be going on the date with kind of defeats the purpose of "blind dates", wouldn't you say? Thanks for your answer!
@JOIEMARVIC (2342)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
I have been in a blind date a couple of times. Some turned out good, some not. But none progressed into a serious relationships. Fo rme blind dates are just friendly dates, a form of getting acquaintances. I never intend to use blind dates as a stepping stone for having a relationship. For some it may work, but definitely not me.I just enjoy meeting new people. And blind dates are not really a thing for me. My friends just got me into it for a couple of times. Guys that i met thru blind dates are now my friends, some I have no news at all.
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@maezee (32955)
• United States
11 Feb 09
That's good to hear (that you have become friends with some of them that you originally went on "blind dates" with). I also don't really think that "blind dates" usually lead to full-on relationships. I have the feeling that most of them just lead to hook-ups or casual relationships (although this could be biased). Thanks for your response.
@Ysabel (1202)
• Philippines
11 Feb 09
Guess what, i haven't been into one! I would have love to try it in my younger years, he he he... but now that i am a little older, i was wondering how would it be if i was into one? he he he.. like the ones in the movies, a little scary but a bit exciting for sure! If you consider to go into one, i would suggest a group date or a foursome.. Because you know how cruel the world is, you will never know what will happen next. Just take extra precautions on going into a blind date.
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@maezee (32955)
• United States
11 Feb 09
Thanks for the response (and the advice!) I will definitely take that to heart. The whole situation makes me nervous (almost as nervous as I would be about meeting someone that I've met on the internet). If I do decide to take that step, it will definitely be in a group and VERY public setting (so I have witnesses in case any foul play goes on!) Thanks again! :)
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
11 Feb 09
I have never been on one, but may be the victim of them in the future as I am getting a divorce and people do that thing to you more often if they think that they need your help. My sister went on one, and they had a good time but he didn't call her back after the date, but it wasn't one of those horror stories that you hear about.
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@maezee (32955)
• United States
11 Feb 09
That's good to hear. It makes me wonder if blind dates just get a bad rep. from people who have experienced those "horror stories". Thanks for answering! And good luck finding someone new :)
@uicbear (1903)
• United States
12 Feb 09
Actually, no, I have not ever been set up on a blind date. I pretty sure my friends realize that I would not be receptive to the idea. I tend to be pretty shy and quiet around people that I don't know too well. Once i get to know someone though
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• Pakistan
11 Feb 09
You are asking for blind date i am 26 and still without a single date till today lolzzz i belive dating isnt good idea but everyone think differently that is what i think is right so i believe never tryout blind date atleast rest is upto u.
@maezee (32955)
• United States
12 Feb 09
Wait - are you 26 without a single DATE or BLIND DATE? There's quite a difference..
• Pakistan
14 Feb 09
I never had any date till today :) strange na
@maezee (32955)
• United States
16 Feb 09
That's not so strange. But you mentioned that you think "dating" isn't a good idea - do you mean going on blind dates? Or dating in general? How else should people meet eachother and connect? Thanks for your responses! :D
• India
12 Feb 09
No I have never been of a blind date, though I would love to try it out. In fact to think of it i have had a blind date of sorts. I had become friends with a lady on the internet and we decided to meet. We had not seen each other nor had we seen pictures though we had been chatting on the internet and on cellphone for over a year. We finally met at a restaurant and we became good friends instantly. We have known each other for 4 years now and d.o keep meeting often
@maezee (32955)
• United States
12 Feb 09
That's awesome! Thanks for responding!