No More Blind Dates

What do you consider a successful blind date? For many of us, if we can make it through the experience without having to run away screaming, the blind date can be considered a success. It doesn’t have to be this way. At Vital Partners we make it our business to eliminate the need for blind dating.

How Blind Dates Work

The traditional blind date is set up between two strangers by a mutual acquaintance. Because the daters know next to nothing about each other, it is up to the acquaintance to match them with someone that they will click with. The person setting up the date may be trying to bridge the gap in two circles of friends, perhaps between childhood pals and university classmates, or they may be dipping into their pool of friends to help find a match for a family member.

Although there are examples of couples who met on a blind date hitting it off, this tends to be the exception rather than the rule. As hard as it is to accuse our friends of nefarious motives, quite a few blind dates seem to be for the amusement of the person setting up the date rather than the people actually going out.

Is Technology Doing Away With Blind Dates?

Some experts feel blind dates are a thing of the past. One reason for this is that there is so much information available through the Internet and social media. Daters often investigate each other, at least a little bit, before actually meeting. However, this can be enough of an invasion of privacy to sabotage a relationship before the first blind date meeting.

The real killer of blind dates is that they are no longer seen as a necessary part of the dating experience. Why risk a terrible evening on a blind date when there are plenty of people you can meet through an on-line dating service The big difference between an on line hook up and meeting for a blind date is that with a blind date there is at least your mutual acquaintance to vouch for the other person. When you meet on line, all you really have to go on is what the other person has written in their profile. Believe it or not, people have been known to stretch the truth in their On Line Dating profiles.

A Better Option

Vital Partners offers better option to the blind dating merry-go-round. If going on a blind date means meeting a stranger, then Vital Partners makes sure that you are not strangers when you meet. We do this by screening our clients to ensure that the information they provide is accurate. Each of our clients is interviewed in our office before they get to see any other client’s profile. Because our team is committed to our client’s happiness, Vital Partners have introduced more than 25,000 men and women since 1986.