80s dating video


Dating sure has changed over the years, especially when you look at how hookups and relationships began in the 1980s compared to now.From texting instead of talking to wardrobe changes, we round up some of the fascinating ways the world of love has evolved over 30 years.Don't miss real-life first dates in action on our new show, First Dates, premiering Tuesday, September 1 at 10pm and pm ET.Follow #First Dates CAN on Facebook and Twitter for updates. On Thursday's episode of "Late Night," Jimmy Fallon explained that the show had "found" a video left over from the '80s dating service that used to tape in their studio at 30 Rock.This isn't the first time Fallon has showcased Cupid's Arrow, but to us, this edition is the most entertaining.Authenticity points go to the show for making the video look pretty much exactly like an artifact of its time.And bonus points to Fallon and co for creating characters with names like "Brustin Pouch," "Gary Chutch" and "Chiz Dippler." Sorry they're not real, ladies.

According to the Pew Research Center, the number of 18 to 24-year-olds who use online dating nearly tripled from 2013 to 2015.

But before the Internet came along, people didn't take technology-assisted dating too seriously.

Just ask Steve and Sherry Liddick, who met in 1978 through a video dating service -- the analog version of online dating. Many of Steve and Sherry's friends called them losers for using a matchmaking service to help them find love.

That kind of stigmatization lasted through the early days of online dating.

But as the technology evolved, our attitude evolved with it. "The thing about technology is, it's there, we have to deal with it," Steve said.

Today, tens of millions of people are online dating. "If you were traveling from New York to Los Angeles, would you go in a covered wagon?

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