Some people think that dating apps are totally ruining dating and it’s easy to see why. We don’t exactly treat people the way that we should, and it’s all thanks to the culture of swiping left and right that we’ve created. But what if we lived in a world without any dating apps at all? If we all dated the old-fashioned way, here’s what it would be like:
1. WE’D KEEP OUR OPTIONS OPEN.
We would consider that cute friend of a friend at a party as a potential boyfriend instead of ignoring him because we’re used to online dating. We would always keep our options open and would feel like we could literally meet our person in the next five minutes. It’d be such a difference from swiping left on tons of guys because we don’t like their hair or eye color.
2. WE’D HOLD ONTO A GOOD GUY WHEN WE FOUND ONE.
We’d never even dream of thinking that if we just opened up Tinder or OkCupid, we’d find 100 more guys where this one came from. Once we met a good guy that made us smile and who we could actually talk to, we’d never want to let him go. Why put ourselves through the hell of dating when we know that we’ve found what we were looking for? It’s super sad that thanks to dating apps, we’ve all subscribed to the whole “there are always more fish in the sea” notion. Without the option of swiping, we would appreciate people a lot more.
3. WE’D ASK GUYS OUT ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE.
That guy who always goes to the Starbucks near our office on his lunch hour? How about the one in our regular CrossFit class or that acquaintance who always pops up at every social event that we’ve invited to? We would ask any guy out that we wanted to instead of feeling like we’re chained to the rhythm of dating apps.