The 80s Version Of Tinder Was ‘Video Dating’ — And It Looks Incredibly Awkward

We all like to think that before online dating, couples met exclusively through romcom-ready meet-cutes at the airport or in the bookstore.

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But finding someone to date hasn’t always been that easy — with or without Match.com. And if you want proof that technology has actually made things less awkward, the above video from the ’80s that’s been making the rounds online will prove it.

The footage is from 1987 and features men basically delivering the video equivalent of a Tinder bio.

They sit in front of colorful backgrounds and try to sell themselves to the women who are (hopefully) watching.

The results are incredibly awkward.

Combine them with the unfortunate mustaches and loud sweater patterns, and you have to cringe.

Some of the men’s best selling points include the following:

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

“I’m looking for the goddess. Are you the goddess? Who’s the goddess? A goddess is a woman, the woman, it’s all women.”

“Life is a playground and I want somebody to play with.”

“No hamsters.”

“I’m currently involved in cleaning up toxic waste.”