‘I couldn’t believe no one had ever bought you flowers before…so I wanted to put that right,’ he explained. When people do that kind of thing after you’ve gone through an unhappy relationship spell, it can be alarming. You’re so used to putting up with being a bit miserable, it’s completely overwhelming when someone just wants to make you feel good.
The thing is though, that you did your time by keeping your last unsatisfactory partner off the dating market so you’ve earnt some happiness.
So much has changed since the 1980s, both on TV and in society itself, that what returns to our screens may not be a straight-forward, fully-intact teleport of the format, but rather a mutant mish-mash: a half-fly Jeff Goldblum of a show just begging to be put out of its misery.
The truth of this inevitable transformation can be seen in the steps already taken up the light-entertainment evolutionary ladder, most notably in the DNA of ITV's long-running post-Blind Date offering, Take Me Out. When I think back to the Saturday nights I spent as a boy on the cusp of my teenage years, I can almost smell the heady scent of my mother's perfume as she readies herself for a night out with my step-dad and a gaggle of other couples.
But something tells me that dating apps aren’t the apocalypse of human interaction.
New York is just one place and its culture has always been very different to ours, long before Tinder arrived on the scene.
’ Nancy’s piece highlights some of the douchiest behaviour of New York’s Tinder-ers to give us an insight as to what happens when dating is turned into rack-’em-up point-scoring between boy-men who’ve grown up learning sex via porn and approaching real-life situations like they’re a video game.And with all those dad comes lots of dad jokes, naturally, which I’m always in favour of (“Are you ready? With minigames, sidequests, and a variety of paths and endings, Dream Daddy: A Dad Dating Simulator is this year’s most anticipated Dad-based game.” The art style looks groovy and I’m intrigued by the character customisation screen: there’s 28 different colours of facial hair to choose from. The game was due out last week but it was pushed back very late in the day, and then pushed back again this week. Dream Daddy is £10.99/14,99€/.99 on Steam if you fancy picking it up.Nancy’s investigation is valuable, and it’s no wonder it’s been shared around all of our Facebook and Twitter feeds for the past few days.It tells us something very profound about how supposed sexual liberation is being hijacked to make women feel a bit crap about themselves.