Definition of blind date in English:

blind date


  • A social engagement with a person one has not previously met, arranged with a view to the development of a romantic or sexual relationship.

    ‘she met her husband on a blind date’
    • ‘Retired farmer Joe met Margaret on a blind date at a Royal British Legion dance in Haworth.’
    • ‘He grew up in the suburb in the 1950s, the mixed-race progeny of a Pakistani father and an English mother who met on a blind date at Victoria Station in 1950.’
    • ‘You are ‘profiled’ every time you apply for a credit card or a mortgage, you ‘profile’ people you invite to an intimate dinner party or any time you arrange a blind date.’
    • ‘In June 2002, Jiang met Pu Gang (not his real name), 36, on a blind date arranged by a local matchmaking agency.’
    • ‘Afterwards, the Prime Minister discreetly told her that he would ‘have a word’ with his son to see if he could arrange the blind date.’
    • ‘‘I'm like someone who arranged a blind date, and the people got married,’ Hendricks says.’
    • ‘Antonia and Nicholas, who will live at Clifton Moor in York, met on a blind date in April 2001 when friends decided it would be amusing to introduce them because they had the same surname.’
    • ‘After a joyous welcome at his Suffolk home he came up north to Blackburn to see Elsie, the girlfriend he had met on a blind date while training to go to war.’
    • ‘On one occasion, the congressman even arranged a blind date, but nothing became of it.’
    • ‘Near the end of 1952, Greenspan married artist Joan Mitchell, whom he had met ten months previously on a blind date.’
    • ‘Mudadiwa Chinyoka, who was born in Zimbabwe and whose visa ran out seven years ago, met 17-year-old Gemma Atkinson on a blind date in Doncaster arranged through a mutual friend.’
    • ‘They met on a blind date through a common friend at the Monks Inn Restaurant in Manhattan.’
    • ‘In Britain, many dating agencies are located in southern England where the high density of population means people usually don't have to travel far to meet their blind dates.’
    • ‘We arranged a blind date for you, but we wanted it to be a complete surprise.’
    • ‘Besides, don't you remember the last time I arranged a blind date for you with one of my old flames?’
    • ‘Warm-hearted neighbours gave her food and clothes, helped find work for her and arranged blind dates.’
    • ‘The pair met on a blind date rather than through work, however.’
    • ‘Born in North Dakota, she graduated from the University of Illinois and was a junior high school teacher before she met Ellis on a blind date.’
    • ‘Joanne Dove, an effervescent 42-year-old mother of seven, is a ‘shadchan’, one of the matchmakers who devote hours each day to arranging matrimonial blind dates.’
    • ‘David L and his girlfriend began arranging a blind date for me next Friday and a trip to Hastings to boot.’


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