I was in University in the early 90s, when the thought of a smartphone was probably a twinkle in someone's eye. I met my wife and many girlfriends before her - the traditional way - meaning you see someone across the room or a bar or on the bus and you gather up all your strength (if you really like her) and make your move.
There was something exhilarating about that and dangerously exciting. If she accepted, going on a date with her would be a slow and subtle unravelling process. The not knowing and discovering details about someone you start dating was a fun process, finding out that you loved the same band, want to learn the same language, or drink the beer, these were all details that spontaneously made you connect and fall in love with someone. The mystery created chemistry.
Now it's true, with all the modern technology out there that's suppose to conenct you - the recipe for the kind of guy or girl you think you'll like, actually falls flat, people shopping or online dating is boring. Absorbing everything that someone posts about themselves is like becoming susceptible to mass advertising - no one is going to advertise what is not cool about themselves. We consume online identities that in reality, are personal publicity campaigns. How authentic is that?
I like the guy's perspective in this video. I enjoy technology, but I'm so happy that I found my 90s girl IN the 90s. Dating nowadays seems too complicated.
Do you think dating is easier now or then?