I’m sorry, but for the sake of my family I think I need to write about something else today. Technically, Silver was single in the ’90s, but she was also a pre-teen, so I don’t think that counts. Now a guy simply stops speaking to you without warning, leaving you to wonder if he was hit by a bus on his way to meet you or if he left you sitting alone at a bar entirely on purpose and without regard for your feelings. For reasons that are mysterious to social media, a Medium story by Shani Silver titled “I Wish I was Single in the 90s” popped up all over my feeds this past week. In today’s dating world, you literally never know if your first, or fifteenth date will be the last time you see or hear from someone. But what the generation above me has that I don’t is the fact that they were single, and dating, in the 90s. When you made plans with someone, you actually had to show up, as the text flake-out was not a menu item available to you. Her memory of what dating must have been like in the ’90s was like sounds pretty idyllic though: Back then it was considered rude to be broken up with over the phone, with the worst offense occurring via answering machine. And that’s only if you had plans to see each other again.
With almost 1 in 3 now single, it definitely seems that people in Ireland are rightly waiting to find their best match before settling down. Seriously, have millennials ever listened to the lyrics to the “Friends” theme song? It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month Or even your year…. People were more conscientious about following through on plans, but sometimes they fell through anyway. We stood astride the dating scene like young, virile, sexy-but-honorable beasts of the wild kingdom and — I’m sorry but I could not finish this sentence because I’m laughing too hard to hit the appropriate keys on my laptop. My actual memory of dating in the 1990s is that while there was a lot of good, there was also a lot of bad and a fair amount of ugly.It’s incredible simple, and with these simple tips, you’ll be able to try your luck in the love department in no time.My advice is to continue the online dating — because you never know.