By Lisa Holden

Remember the 90s and early 00s before online dating sites and apps like Tinder, Bumble and Hinge became the best way most people know how to meet men or women?

Personally, I was a child, but I was a child obsessed with romantic comedies where everything seemed absolutely urgent, exciting, and such hard work!

I always pictured my future adulthood spent in absurd situations where my gay best friend pretended to be my fiancé à la Julia Roberts in My Best Friend’s Wedding, or perhaps I’d have to go to a wedding and face my ex, like Debra Messing in The Wedding Date, or maybe I was so often a bridesmaid that the local paper would do a cover story on my tragedy, like Katherine Heigl in 27 Dresses.

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But as it turns out, there’s a lot less urgency in today’s typical dating arena — and in fact, things can start to feel a little like a video game:

Swipe left.
Swipe right.
Hi, how’s your Tuesday going?
Would you like to get a drink on Thursday?
Hey, I had a nice time, but this isn’t a fit for me.
And repeat.

Robots. I think we can all agree we kinda miss the whimsy and excitement of an in-person meet-up.

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