The hilarious video montage may make you squirm with embarrassment, but no matter how hard you laughed at Maurice cockily discussing his late night hobbies, you have to give it to these guys -- this takes major cajones.
Sitting in front of a camera without profusely sweating is impressive enough, but doing so knowing that you’re going to be judged by countless women later? The beauty of today’s online dating scene lies in the pure and utter laziness of mankind -- you can craft a perfectly appealing dating bio from the comfort of your own bed.
Despite online dating being the norm these days, people are still hesitant to broadcast how they met their significant other.
VHS dating videos, on the other hand, are not only something you can't deny, but also something you can't erase.
And if you want proof that technology has actually made things The clip is called "Video Dating" and was uploaded by Found Footage Festival, a group that culls unbelievable clips from vintage VHS tapes, a few years ago.
It's been re-uploaded to Vimeo and You Tube so many times that it's tough to tell how many times it's been viewed, but it's gone viral a few times over.
These dudes sat down with an archaic Betamax and a very colorful background, and delivered an awkward (yet hopefully convincing) speech about why women should date them.
No one needs to know that you haven’t showered in three days, or that you reek of last night’s Chinese leftovers, or even that your roommate tweaked your bio four times to make you sound like less of a jerk. Steven had to show up to the filming studio prepped with pseudo-romantic pick-up lines and a skintight t-shirt in order to make the ladies swoon.
You think without a solid one-liner and painstakingly outlined pecs he’d make it out of there with some arm candy? Though that Tom Selleck mustache may have gotten him a few points.
Those archaic fashions and corny one-liners are haunting these dudes more than 30 years later, and will continue to pop up on You Tube every now and again even after their demise. It's one more added pressure you'll never have to worry about, thanks to the “delete” button.
You think that yuppie guy wants to remember the time he told the world he didn’t want to date fat girls? Being on Video Mate took real effort, and the process to get a lousy dinner date seems pretty draining in comparison to skimming through Bumble.