It’s official: There’s a beta out there that I won’t touch. I know that blogstring’s tagline is “Got Any Beta Invites?”, but for the first time, I don’t want one. I never thought I’d see this day…….
Step One: When are you available to awkwardly sit somewhere and wait for a complete stranger to show up while pretending you’re completely comfortable and not meeting someone on a blind date? Today? Great!
Step Two: Pick a city. Pretty standard.
Step Three: Pick a time.
Step Four: Pick a specific location. I hear the Mass Pike is lovely this time of year, as is the airport.
Step Five: Apparently I’m already being rejected, as I’m being asked to broaden my search.
Step Six: How obsessed are you? Just how willing are you to drop everything to get somewhere?
Step Seven: Alcohol or caffeine?
Step Eight: Who would you like to meet?
Step Nine: More filtering.
Step Ten: Half way there. Whoa. Half way? This step made me choke on my Red Bull reading “Imagine all the nervous women in Boston right now, hoping for you.” I laughed. Really, really hard.
Step Eleven: Time to get personal now. I’m feel that twinge of outright terror, but I’ll go one more step just to see what I get as an autoreply.
Step Twelve: And….I’m done. I will be going no farther in this little exercise.
But I beg you, gentle reader, if you are someone willing to try out the service, I’d love to hear from you! I’m just not the guy for this.
There is nothing more profoundly terrifying to me than the idea of a blind date. Nothing. Zero. And although I absolutely love the copy and tone used in each step above, no amount of alcohol or barbiturates would ever make me comfortable enough to sign up for CrazBlindDate.
From the TechCrunch article:
This business strategy is a gamble – it has to be seen whether many singles will be comfortable meeting up total strangers before knowing any more than their basic vital stats. CEO Sam Yagan admits that CrazyBlindDate could either become a runaway success or a dud depending on how adventurous people turn out to be.
I’ll be curious to hear more about CrazyBlindDate and how it does. As long as I don’t have to think about it. Simply terrifying.