So the golden question is- how do people meet one another?
As it turns out, the guy next to you in class was actually checking his Tinder profile during the lecture break.
Meeting girls behind the comfort of a screen seems a lot easier for him than turning around and talking to you.
In this world (the 21 year old college-girl one), dates are an after you’re in a committed relationship type of hang out as opposed to a preliminary to one. Meeting someone in class is unlikely because if there is a pause in the lecture, everyone’s head is glued to his/her phone.
The road to being “official” is a long one, or around three months I will argue. Once you are official, your first fight will probably be over the very same selfies that brought you together. Men won’t approach you in places like coffee shops because whatever is on their computer screen is far more interesting than you are.
Eye contact with cute strangers that could spur a date proposition also no longer occurs.
This is because eye contact is now a minor version of the plague- avoid it at all costs and use your phone as a shield.
Millennials can agree that dating is a word that needs analysis in and of itself.
Dating to me refers to two people who hang out exclusively with one another.Each person would willingly admit that they are “in a relationship.” To my mother, dating references a period in her life when she was casually going on real-live dates with an array of men, many of whom she was far from serious about.For the purposes of the here and now, we will go with definition number one of dating- the definition that holds enough weight to change your Facebook relationship status. Real life interactions don’t seem to occur anymore.He is sifting through their mutual friends seeing if they have a common link.Then he is looking through her pictures to try and gather which bars she goes to so that he can stage a run in with the alcohol induced courage he does not have in class.Whether Tinder, Facebook stalking or pure chance led two people to the same bar, the bar is the playground where prospective partners meet in person.