Typically, this takes a few hours — if they respond at all. I was a bit underwhelmed by the sheer number of dudes whose ideal first date involves Dunkin’ Donuts or Peet’s Coffee. His choice for the blind date impressed me: a taqueria in San Francisco’s Mission District known for its margaritas.You can’t contact your prospective date until an hour beforehand, when the app lets you message back and forth.A word of warning: San Francisco is one of those cities where everyone knows everyone in their sector, particularly in the tech community, and the image scrambling is pretty easy to see through, so I was able to discern a few familiar faces when browsing the app. Alternatively, you can browse a dozen or so existing dates and pick the one that’s most convenient.Next, the app prompts you to create a date (“8 p.m. You’ll need to wait for confirmation from your potential date. After a few tries (my first blind date candidate never got back to me, and the second couldn’t meet up before 8 p.m.), I locked down a date with Bobby, a twenty-something with brown hair.Chris ‘the new Captain Kirk' Pine boldly goes into this unusual romantic comedy as a virginal blind guy whose brother (American Pie's Eddie Kaye Thomas) is determined to see him pop his cherry. Switching between slapstick, seriousness and Jane Seymour as a psychologist who can't keep her clothes on, this is... Small wonder this hard-to-swallow cocktail of bawdy comedy, cross-cultural romance and issue-of-the-week melodrama was left on the shelf for three years.
The first is a revolutionary experiment that could allow him to see.
Venture Beat teamed up with ABC7 News reporter Jonathan Bloom for this project: I would go on an actual blind date, and the San Francisco network affiliate of ABC would interview my date on the spot. Setting up the app and the service is easy: Just download the free app on your i Phone or Android and connect to Ok Cupid if you’re already a member (or create a new account if you’re not).
You’ll only need to reveal a few basic details: first name, age, whether you’re into men or women, and a profile pic, which the app will subsequently scramble (see left).
Half-earnest treatment of how a young blind man falls in love while trying to decide whether or not to use a seeing-eye device, tepid and inconsequential “Blind Dating” features ham-fisted slapstick alongside its multiracial romance.
A mish-mash of tones, with goofiness shifting to dead-serious and back again, compounds the pic’s difficulties, though a tacked-on happy ending may hoodwink enough auds to score modest coin come its gradual national rollout April 6.