The author of the hilarious xkcd Web comic is pioneering a new way of dating. He's already found the person to go with, but he's letting the Internet decide what the couple should do on the date. The stunt isn't about Web fame but about testing better ways of voting.
"Voting systems are pretty important, but a lot of people don't realize their impact...While politics are important, love and adventures are what really matter. So help me put math and algorithms to good use. Pick our date. Be creative, be silly, be funny. Vote for something that sounds cool even if it's crazy. We're up for anything that doesn't get us arrested, hospitalized, cost more than we can afford, or have bad lasting consequences. "Voting will last until Saturday, August 19, and the couple will head out on the winning date soon after.