|Associated genres:||Drama; Comedy|
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A blind date is when two people arrange to go out with one another for a date without having an prior knowledge of the other individual, even to the point of not knowing what they look like. In most cases, a blind date is set up by a friend or accomplice, who assures the potential dater that the person they are setting them up with possesses desirable qualities. This tactic is most commonly used in programs of the comedy genre, with the repeated trope of the person that the date ends up with is either ugly, mentally or emotionally unstable, or is someone they already have prior experience with whom they find undesirable.