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blind date

A date among two people who have not previously met. Blind dates are terrifying because you don't know what the person will be like, but that's part of the excitement.
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a blind date

COMMON A blind date is an arrangement made for you to spend time with someone you have never met before to see if you would like to have a romantic relationship with them. My cousin met a man on a blind date and they went out for six years.
See also: blind, date

a blind date

a social meeting, usually with the object of starting a romance, between two people who have not met each other before.
See also: blind, date

a ˌblind ˈdate

a social meeting between two people who have never met before, often arranged by friends, in the hope that it may lead to a love affair: A friend of mine set up a blind date for me with his girlfriend’s sister.
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Last year, Newcastle events manager Joni Valadares wasthe first gay picker in Blind Date history, but unfortunately the former Mr Gay England and runner up in Mr Gay Europe didn't find love with the guy he went on a date with.
Blind Date contestant Plum with presenter Paul O'Grady.
Mr Bean, aka Rowan Atkinson, also appeared on a comedy Blind Date sketch with Cilla for Comic Relief in 1993.
In "Blind Date," diplomatic details get debated, media optics are scrutinized and counterintelligence spying is conjured up for leverage at key moments.
We weren't allowed to communicate until we met again for our actual blind date. I'm not allowed to say where we went but it was hot and sunny.
Blind Date's wholesome charm lies in its simplicity: Three potential dates, three questions, and a big reveal.
He shared a video of their surprise reunion on Twitter, admitting: "I'm still in shock!" "I literally freaked out when we both realised it was from Blind Date.
Do it," leaving Maxine with no choice but to commit to the blind date. "Alright, I'm in," says the "Lunch Hour" creator.
Paul with late Cilla " Blind Date was a huge hit for ITV with a peak of more than 18 million viewers.
Simon Pegg rom-com Man Up When the train pulls into the station, Nancy discovers Jessica has left her copy behind and races after her, only to cross paths with the blind date, Jack (Pegg).
For many, the two words "blind date" have negative connotations.
WHEN Alex and Sue Tatham met on Cilla Black's Blind Date 25 years ago they hit it off at once.
While 29 percent of those over 55 have been on a blind date, just three percent of those aged 18 to 24 have ever experienced a date with someone they knew next-to-nothing about.