When the victim sends an Uber request, Moyd is parked right near her and gets instantly matched.
The passenger is blindfolded (so that personality is favored over looks), and two "contestants" are picked up — people prearranged by Moyd himself.
"There was this guy and girl who were in the same bar earlier in the night, so they recognized each other.
They started talking, and then they were quiet, and all of a sudden they were kissing." Many drivers regale tales of late night hookups in their cars, or pregame-amped small talk that escalates to numbers being exchanged.
Moyd, to our knowledge, is the first to not only openly encourage such behavior but actively spark it. "I’ll put ad on Facebook asking if anybody knows someone who’s single who wants to go on a surprise dating game," he says.
"Someone hits me up and says, ‘Yeah, my friend is single, and I want to put her on a date." That friend will then schedule a time and place to meet up with the dating game victim, secretly relaying location details to Moyd.
"So many times I’ve seen people meet each other in my car," one Lyft driver told Recode reporter Carmel De Amicis last year.
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