Before Tinder, There Were These Incredibly Awkward 80’s Dating Videos

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And you thought Tinder was rough?

Back in the 80’s, you couldn’t slide into the DM’s, you couldn’t just hop on an app from the privacy of your phone to try and score some late night romance, you had to get together with 40 other single dudes and make a weird as fuck dating video. If you were a real Casanova, you might just find yourself meeting the woman of your dreams.

And with all the clever lines these studs are putting down, I can only imagine the ladies were lining up for a chance to be with them. We’re talking a line outside and around the corner, Apple Store when a new iPhone comes out kind of line.

Here’s some of my favorites:

“I’m an executive by day and a wild man by night.”

“I like to talk to people deep into the night.”

“I’m not afraid to get sand on my tuxedo, if you’re not afraid to let the wind mess your hair up.”

“I do consider myself a refined Valley dude.”

“I’m a 25 year subscriber to both Playboy and The New Yorker magazines.”


A beer bottle on a dock


A beer bottle on a dock