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Is this how Tinder would have worked in the 1980s?

Forget ice cream parlors and quaint drive-in theaters. What if '80s kids could have used Tinder?


Marisa Kabas

Internet Culture

Posted on Apr 13, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 2:22 am CDT

Being single in the 1980s was a lot simpler than it is now. You met people in person, went on actual dates at restaurants with metal utensils, and even called each other on the telephone.

But what if Tinder had been around during the Reagan administration? What would it have looked like? Wonder no more. Comedy group SquirrelMonkey created a video imagining a distinctly retro version of the hottest hookup service.

Despite the slower pace and more laborious process, it doesn’t seem like it would have been any better at helping you find a soulmate.

H/T ViralViralVideos | Screengrab via SquirrelMonkeyCom/YouTube

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*First Published: Apr 13, 2015, 12:37 pm CDT