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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.
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a blind date

a social meeting, usually with the object of starting a romance, between two people who have not met each other before.
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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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"With blind dates there are too many expectations riding on that first meeting.
-HIT show Blind Date is back for its 17th series - and it's already proving more popular than ever.
In each show there is the chance of true love - or real hate - with Cilla's trademark quips and put-downs that help to make Blind Date such a viewer-puller.
The format is a combination of a superhighway blind date and travel show and has attracted interest across Europe.
But Ben, who has starred in comedy show Armstrong And Miller and Hunting Venus, confesses he has behaved badly on blind dates himself.
"I had a blind date with a girl I was at college with and I behaved very badly and I hope she reads this and knows just how sorry I am.
Now the news Simon Cowell is looking to bring back hit ITV show Blind Date has prompted bookies to bet on who the host will be.
I once asked a blind date if she had brought any protection with her and she pulled a Stanley knife on me.
The actress, who also starred in Waking the Dead, met scriptwriter Craig Woodrow on a blind date two years ago.
She and Craig were set up on a blind date by a friend and got on so well they talked for seven hours straight.
BLIND Date contestant Francesca Snook became a stand-in Cilla Black by match-making when the cameras stopped rolling.
No wonder he's been on so many blind dates - blind being the operative word.
For 28 years she has been devoted to husband Bobby Willis, leaving sexual shenanigans to young couples on her Blind Date sofa.
WHEN Will is set up on a blind date by his boss, he is unsure whether to go and wastes little time expressing his feelings.