Metro- The reality is that dating in 2015 – especially in the big, faceless metropolis of London – is confusing, stressful and utterly sh*t.
If you think I’m exaggerating, then you need to watch Offline Dating, the new short film by writer and director Samuel Abrahams.
The film follows his mate Tom Greaves (who happens to be an actor, which is good, as he needs to put on many a brave face) desperately trying to meet a woman to go on a date with him. Not online, but you know, in actual person.
I won't sit here and tell you the dating scene hasn't changed. With the increasing convenience that technology provides us it's not really a surprise that very same convenience has affected gender relations. It's true that flipping through an app is very dehumanizing and makes finding an actual connection more difficult. I can tell you from my experiences, and this is going to sound really, REALLY bad, that I haven't even treated people I have met through apps like they are actual human beings. If I have a date that results from human interaction at bar, or within a group of friends, I place much more value on it then the next picture that appears on my iPhone screen after yet another flippant swipe. That's just the truth of the matter, and it has had a decidedly negative affect on how we treat people, especially when conversing face to face.
Now with that said, this guy doesn't deserve a date today. He doesn't deserve a date tomorrow, Hell, if this short film is any indication he probably deserves to die alone with an incredibly chaffed penis. I don't fancy myself as the type to suggestively approach strangers, but if I did I would be way better than this. This video proves nothing. Actually I take that back. It proves that women probably want to know your name before they accept a date with you. It proves that women don't like to be asked out two, or even three, at a time. It proves that women, much like men, don't want to bothered by strangers while going about their daily lives. That includes exercising, talking with their friends, studying, or actually on ANOTHER DATE. I swear to God, these ' social experiments' never prove anything because they are always run by people that are either biased or have no common knowledge of how the world works. Hey asshole, go walk into the bar, drop a witty line, and buy a girl a drink before you go running up on strangers like Jerry Sandusky in a children's museum. Maybe then I could give credence to any of your findings.