A blind date is arranged for by a mutual acquaintance of both participants, whether that person be a friend of both persons or a family member of one.The two persons who take part in the blind date have never met or seen each other, thus the name blind date.Therefore, it is the responsibility of the person who arranges the date to ensure that they are a good match.
Furthermore, due to the unfamiliarity of the two people the date is shorter than most because they are in the beginning stages of a relationship.
The date is also very adventurous in the way that neither party knows what to expect and whether or not they will hit it off.
The location of the date is also affected by the spontaneity in that it is often a neutral and public place so that both parties feel comfortable.
Family and grade school have been declining in their influence over the dating market for the past 60 years.
In the past 15 years, the rise of the Internet has also displaced the neighborhood, the workplace, and the circle of friends as sources of dating partners.