Need a Date? How About a Crazy Blind Date?
Back in 2004, two Harvard graduates decided to make a dating website with the vision that dating should be free. Since then, OkCupid.com has gained 525,000 active users (meaning active within the last 8 weeks), climbing their way up to the top of the online dating empire, possibly freaking out Match.com, which has an estimated 1.3 million users. In Los Angeles alone, OkCupid has 54,000 registers users (including Tom from MySpace... maybe that's him, maybe not) with about 10,000 to 15,000 who are active within a 50-mile radius of downtown.
Today, OkCupid is still free. But "it's not enough to be free, you have to free and better," Sam Yagan, says CEO and Co-Founder of OkCupid.com and Co-Creator of the new CrazyBlindDate.com, which launched in New York City and other metros in November and just launched in Los Angeles this past Monday.
Yagan and his team wanted to do something fun. Women complain about the amount of time put into online dating and men complain about the lack of spontaneity says Yagan. "If you're single and you want to have a date now and not to be sitting in front of the computer, then here's a site that says 'spend as little time as possible with us.' With CrazyBlindDate, you sign up, go away and CBD will let you know when and if options are available."