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.
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.
The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.
While the term has several meanings, the most frequent usage refers to two or more people exploring whether they are romantically or sexually compatible by participating in dates with the other.
These people will have dates on a regular basis, and they may or may not be having sexual relations.