Do Blind Dates Really Work?

blind-datesWho hasn’t gone on a blind date? I think everybody has had their own share of blind dates. So the question is, do they really work? Can blind dates really help us find the right partner?

There is a sense of excitement that comes with these so-called arranged dates. In my own experience, I don’t mind going on a blind date as long as a close friend of mine arranges it. The reason there is that a close friend would, more or less, know the kind of date I’m looking for. Hence, I wouldn’t mind exploring a blind date arranged by a close friend. But if the blind date is arranged by my mom or one of our relatives, well, that’s a different story all together.

Blind Dates Have Worked For Me

I can say that I’ve had a couple of successful blind dates. As a matter of fact, one of my serious relationships in the past (not that I had a lot) was a product of a blind date. He was introduced to me by a friend and we hit it off. For three years, we were couple. That wasn’t bad considering it was blind date.

But I’ve also had a couple of funny blind dates. One of which I can never forget. I showed up in a restaurant to meet my blind date only to end up waiting for him for about an hour. Pissed, I finally decided to leave. As I was walking towards my car, I noticed a guy was walking fast, right behind me. As I walked faster, he walked just as fast. As I ran faster, he ran just as fast. I thought I was going to get mugged until he called my name. Then I realized that he was my blind date for the night. We didn’t exactly start the night right, with him being late and all. But we had fun for the rest of the evening.

So, yeah, I can say that blind dates have worked for me.

Some Folks Are Luckier

Some folks are even luckier. They end up marrying their blind dates. Although I’m not really sure if they live happily every after; they hit it off so well that they end up spending their lives together. I guess that’s the romantic side of blind dates.

But Some Aren’t That Lucky

Of course, there are some unlucky ones. There are those that have ended up with unbearable dates. The unlucky ones have ended up with dates that talked too much, talked too little, asked too many questions, gave too much personal information, etc. Suffice it to say, blind dates are like the lottery. You just get lucky.

So Do They Work At All?

The one good thing about a blind date is meeting someone new. So in that aspect, I would like to think that blind dates work. But can blind dates help find the right guy? I have yet to find the answer for that.