This is especially true for one of San Francisco’s thriving business sectors — the app’s “early adopters” are primarily tech folks.Not ideal if you’re in the startup world and want to expand your horizons. To celebrate the launch, Ok Cupid went dark for a day, turning all of its profile photos black, so users would “have to make their dating decisions based on words and wits rather than abs and, well, other body parts,” the company said in a statement.A word of warning: San Francisco is one of those cities where everyone knows everyone in their sector, particularly in the tech community, and the image scrambling is pretty easy to see through, so I was able to discern a few familiar faces when browsing the app. Alternatively, you can browse a dozen or so existing dates and pick the one that’s most convenient.Next, the app prompts you to create a date (“8 p.m. You’ll need to wait for confirmation from your potential date. After a few tries (my first blind date candidate never got back to me, and the second couldn’t meet up before 8 p.m.), I locked down a date with Bobby, a twenty-something with brown hair.We met at a wine bar and I knew right away this was a person I wanted to be with. You have stories to tell, and passions to share, and things to talk about that are more interesting than the weather.Blind dates only seem to work out when it’s a set-up and you have a friend or two in common.
Hence, we provide each client with an individual matchmaker and dating coach.
You’re busy and don't have time for pointless dates.
You have high standards and little time to keep going on disaster dates with misleading profiles or to meet someone in a bar.
We offer memberships to those who apply and qualify so we have an endless network of potential matches and can provide our clients with a customized search.
In addition, our Matchmakers work tirelessly to network and recruit high-quality individuals who you can’t just find online.
I received a note from Bobby confirming that he was actually planning to show up and informing me he’d be wearing a blue sweater.