blind date


Definition of blind date 

1 : a date between two persons who have not previously met

2 : either participant in a blind date

Examples of blind date in a Sentence

She went out on a blind date with her friend's cousin.

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The former couple met in 2012 after being set up on a blind date by Antonoff’s sister Rachel and comedian Mike Birbiglia. Jodi Guglielmi,, "Lena Dunham Says She Was 'Smart' for Dating Ex Jack Antonoff After He Sends Her Sweet Message," 6 July 2018 Meghan also attended Wimbledon in 2016 (around the same time as her blind date with Harry!) and the official launch of Serena’s clothing line NYFW 2016 a few months later. Maura Hohman,, "Everything We Know About Meghan Markle and Serena Williams' Empowering Friendship," 3 July 2018 The movie, starring Paris Fitz-Henley as Meghan and Murray Fraser as Harry, shows every single one of the couple's biggest milestones—everything from their first blind date to Harry popping the question while eating roast chicken. Alex Warner, Marie Claire, "Fact-Checking Lifetime's 'Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance'," 14 May 2018 While the movie did include real life events from Meghan and Harry's relationship (including their first blind date and whisking away to Botswana), there were also some...ahem...harder-to-believe plot-lines thrown in as well. Lauren Alexis Fisher, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Scenes From Lifetime's 'Harry and Meghan' Movie That Probably Didn't Happen In Real Life," 14 May 2018 According to Lifetime’s interpretation of events, Fake Prince Harry was forty (40) minutes late for his blind date with Fake Meghan. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, "The 11 Most Lifetime Moments From the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Movie," 13 May 2018 Sean Gannon and Dara Bryan were nervous before their blind date in 2014, but their friends were convinced that the funny, humble cop would hit it off with the sunny and smart program officer for the Cape Cod Foundation. Laura Crimaldi,, "Two lives. Nothing in common. Then a fatal encounter on Cape Cod," 18 Apr. 2018 In fitting fashion, Kelly and Ed’s first meeting—a blind date in Memphis before the 1996 Liberty Bowl—only happened because of the result of one game and the location of another. Ross Dellenger,, "The Never-Before-Told Story of Kelly Orgeron, Colorful Wife of LSU's Colorful Head Coach," 2 July 2018 In Los Angeles, a handsome single made the news for abandoning blind dates to pay for his steak dinners. Tim Prudente, Washington Post, "Who is the man in the fedora?," 13 June 2018

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First Known Use of blind date

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of blind date was in 1923

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English Language Learners Definition of blind date

: an occasion for two people who do not know each other to meet and decide if they may want to have a romantic relationship

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