Would you have got laid in the 90s?
The ’90s might have given us shag bands but would we have managed to get an actual shag back then? This was a time before dating apps and emojis could rescue you from all the awkward chirpsing situations. Scary, right?
We’re taking a look back at the ’90s era to consider how dating’s changed – because I don’t know about you, but I’d still be a virgin.
Then: Snogging at the back of the bus
Now: Getting off in an uber
Now: A gif, any gif, usually the gif of the bear waving
Then: Going on an awks blind date with Cilla or dying alone
Now: Only chatting to guys with the blue photo verified tick on Badoo so you never have to go on an actual ‘blind’ date
Then: Relying on your dubious talents to impress IRL
Now: Linking your Insta, FB and even LinkedIn to your Badoo profile to let the potentials know how fit you can look at certain times of the year
Then: Responding to Lonely Hearts Columns but never being quite sure if you’ll actually get on
Now: Having a video date on Badoo before meeting to make sure there’s a spark
Then: Waiting powerlessly by your landline hoping for it to ring (unless you had a Dream Phone in which case it was lads lads lads phoning all day e’ry day)
Now: Stalking to your heart’s content – a poke here, a cute 3am mirror selfie there (and clumsy Julie’s accidental liking of his profile pic from Jan 2010 while looking on your phone fml)
Then: Having to go through all the motions even if you just want a steamy shag in a car on a boat
Now: Stating your preferences when you set up your Badoo profile, so there is no time wasting #yolo
Then: Finally making it offish but getting sore arms in the process
Now: Getting facebook official at the click of a button
But who even gets Facebook official these days? That’s so 2013.
In the end, whether it’s the ‘90s or the noughties, we still end up constantly waiting by our phones – it’s just now we’re hoping they’ll ping rather than ring (wtf who actually rings). The ‘90s were pretty bangin’ in lots of ways, but tbh we’re kind of glad to be dating at a time when you can do it in a way that works for you. Whether you want to chat, flirt, have a bit of fun or find The One, there are loads of free dating apps out there to help make it happen.
We choose Badoo, because it’s pretty much got everything you could ever need to boss dating, and 350 million people on there to choose from. If you fancy giving Badoo a go download it here.