Dating sure has come a long way in recent decades. Back in the day if you wanted to go out with someone, you'd ask them out and go on a date. If things work out, great. If not, you'd just try again. Then the 80's came along.
For some reason, people thought it was a good idea to record video of themselves talking about how great the were and the women they wanted to date. Check out this incredibly uncomfortable montage from the 80's video dating archives. Just imagine the montage of awkward internet dating profiles we'll be looking at 30 years from now!