The first month of dating
In this world (the 21 year old college-girl one), dates are an after you’re in a committed relationship type of hang out as opposed to a preliminary to one. Meeting someone in class is unlikely because if there is a pause in the lecture, everyone’s head is glued to his/her phone.
The road to being “official” is a long one, or around three months I will argue. Once you are official, your first fight will probably be over the very same selfies that brought you together. Men won’t approach you in places like coffee shops because whatever is on their computer screen is far more interesting than you are.
Meeting girls behind the comfort of a screen seems a lot easier for him than turning around and talking to you.
The guy in the coffee shop was Facebook stalking the cute girl that sits next to him in class, who he does not have the courage to actually speak to.
Then he is looking through her pictures to try and gather which bars she goes to so that he can stage a run in with the alcohol induced courage he does not have in class.
So the golden question is- how do people meet one another?
As it turns out, the guy next to you in class was actually checking his Tinder profile during the lecture break.
Millennials can agree that dating is a word that needs analysis in and of itself.
Dating to me refers to two people who hang out exclusively with one another.
Whether Tinder, Facebook stalking or pure chance led two people to the same bar, the bar is the playground where prospective partners meet in person.