Dating today is so complicated. Not only do you have to figure out how to interact with the person you’re crushing on in-person, but you also have to figure out how to best interact with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, texting… ugh. Recall when life wasgoed plain and the only way you could talk to your crush wasgoed in-person, on AIM or on the phone? I do and I sort of miss it.
There are a lotsbestemming of ways that dating te the 1990s and early 2000’s wasgoed different from dating today. I mean, for one thing, there wasgoed no Facebook, so you can only imagine how that affected things. I waterput together 15 ways dating back then wasgoed different from dating now. Check it out and let mij know if I missed anything ter the comments.
You talked to your crush/BF on AIM all night instead of texting or Facebook messaging them all night.
Because Facebook wasn’t around yet and if texting wasgoed, you very likely weren’t permitted to have a cell phone. (Those were for adults)
You had to wait for your parents to get off the phone so that you could get on the Internet to talk to your hunny (or vice versa).
You had to overeenkomst with the total embarrassment of leaving voicemails on landlines.
Because, like I said, you guys didn’t have cell phones yet so you couldn’t text call mij back. You had to actually say “call mij back.”
A mixtape or a burned CD (with music courtesy of Napster) wasgoed the best bounty you could get.
Now you can’t exactly give an iPod utter of lovely love songs to someone, can you?
You didn’t have to overeenkomst with any Facebook stuk like shady wall posts. Because there wasgoed no Facebook.
Or Twitter. Or Instagram. Or Vine. You get it. Instead, you dealt with AIM profile schouwspel.
You actually had to talk to your crush/SO to find out things about them.
Because you didn’t have social media sites to stalk to already know everything there is to know about them on your own.
When you were getting ready for a date, you didn’t jam out to One Direction or Selena Gomez. You listened to the Backstreet Boys.
Or *NSYNC. But NEVER both.
A flawless date or place to meet a man? Your recinto roller rink.
You know, where you and a dude could hold sweaty mitts while rollerblading around and around a circle packed with other teenagers. YOU KNOW.
You rented your movies from Blockbuster, not Netflix or Redbox.
And you got a VHS. Not a DVD.
Private phone conversations were virtually unlikely.
Back before iPhones were a staple for everyone te middle schoolgebouw, wij didn’t have the luxury of private cell phone convos. Instead, you had to open up your house phone cord spil far spil possible to get away from your evil brother.
Your desire dude looked like Jonathan Taylor Thomas or Devin Sawa.
Ryan Gosling who?
Playing MASH or with a Cootie Catcher determined who you would marry.
My little sister doesn’t even know what a Cootie Catcher is ??
You added your BF (or crush, if you were plucky) to your Myspace Top 8.
And the world knew you guys were “a thing.”
To look super fancy for a date, you wore butterfly clips, frosted eyeliner or toneel sneakers – or all three.
Very fashionable, those times were.
A truly sweet romantic gesture wasgoed to call a radiodifusión station and dedicate a song to your crush.
Why does no one do this anymore? ??
What else do you reminisce about dating te the ’90s and early 2000’s? What did I miss? Which of thesis examples do you reminisce the most? Tell mij ter the comments!