Last summer I received a Facebook friend request and then a "hey, how's it going?" text from a guy I met on a dating app (but never IRL) three years prior. We talked briefly, exchanged numbers, but never ended up meeting up or talking again — which isn't rare at all for someone you "met" on an app.And if you want proof that technology has actually made things The clip is called "Video Dating" and was uploaded by Found Footage Festival, a group that culls unbelievable clips from vintage VHS tapes, a few years ago.It's been re-uploaded to Vimeo and You Tube so many times that it's tough to tell how many times it's been viewed, but it's gone viral a few times over.
He was referring to a Boomerang I posted on Facebook where I was waving at the camera from a treadmill desk.
The footage in "Video Dating" is from 1987, FFF says, and features men basically delivering the video equivalent of a Tinder bio.
They sit in front of colorful backgrounds and try to sell themselves to the women who are (hopefully) watching. Combine them with the unfortunate mustaches and loud sweater patterns, and you have to cringe.
Those seeking love aren’t want for options — at least when it comes to dating apps.
Dozens of services now let users connect with others based on religion, sexuality, race, hobbies, specific sexual interests, or even just a love of bacon.
We see a couple (well-selected) photos, a brief line or bio (maybe), and where they went to school or their company's name.