I have only been on one blind date in my life. Mutual friends set me up with this guy. They thought we would really hit it off. Looking back, I'm not sure what made them think that because, as I recall, we didn't have all that much in common.
I was supposed to go to his house with my girlfriend so we could meet. He didn't trust the people who set us up and was worried he would get stuck spending the evening with someone ugly and boring. So he left.
His plan was to drive by the house after he knew I had arrived, check me out from the street and then (depending on my relative ugly factor) either go through with it or hide out for the night. How's that for shallow!
He ended up accidentally bumping into us in town where my girlfriend and I were killing time until the appointed hour. I must have looked okay to him because he did show up at the house.
We spent the evening together with our friends and he turned out to be a charming, funny guy. He did ask me out again and I accepted. In fact, we ended up seriously dating for six months.
I still have such tender memories of that romantic time dating him. We date far less now since we've been married for over 20 years. But he is still the same charming and funny guy he was way back when . . .