Crazy blind dating
You should go on a date every night." In truth, the most radical part of Crazy Blind Date (whose name and basic concept OK Cupid toyed with in an earlier form more than five years ago) may be the way users are asked to express their satisfaction or lack thereof.
After a date's conclusion, the participants are invited to rate each other by purchasing "kudos." Spending a few dollars implies that a date was enjoyable, or at least that one's partner might be a good catch for someone else; spending nothing says you wouldn't want to be set up with someone like that again.
Instead, there's an algorithm, which takes what it knows about you from your track record on the site and, if you have one, your OK Cupid profile, and offers you a limited number of dates to choose from. Services from Pandora to Stumbleupon to Birchbox have proven that people often consume more when relieved of the burdens of too much information and too many options.
Men, meanwhile, complain about how long it takes to convince women that they're the latter and not the former.To promote its launch, today is "Love Is Blind" day across all of OK Cupid, where profiles have been temporarily stripped of photos. While its setup might make for some weird user experiences, he says, they can't be much weirder than those afforded by real-world blind dates, for a simple reason: "They tend to suck." " Whatever The New York Times may say, courtship is alive and well, especially on the internet, where 25 million people a month are arranging what look suspiciously like dates with the help of sites like Match.com, e Harmony, How About We and others.Yet those 25 million people would, in fact, like to be going on a lot more dates than they are. It's called Crazy Blind Date and it's pretty much what it sounds like.Why pay good money to improve the dating prospects of someone you might never see again? The user who never buys kudos for his or her dates will find himself increasingly shut out by the algorithm in the same way that your own friends would eventually stop setting you up if you rejected enough of their suggestions. "How much you donate determines your product experience along the way." Not that much of this will be made explicit to users.Yagan likes the idea that Crazy Blind Date will play out as a huge social science experiment, with unexpected behaviors arising from a seemingly simple set of rules.