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It wasn’t that accountability ensured that people weren’t breaking hearts willy-nilly—every generation has some version of that—but it did ensure that people at least treated one another like human beings. Rejection was delivered in the form of a bad excuse or a total lie, but not replying to someone at all—completely ignoring a person—was rare.
It’s hard to imagine now, but when online dating first started, we mindlessly inherited this accountability practice. If we didn’t click, we made something up and continued our search using a modified filter.
Despite the ambiguity of the meet-up itself, you were generally meeting people you’d crossed paths with in real life.
In other words, if you were terrible, people would hear about it.
Accountability was the big old gift horse we all looked in the big old pre-app mouth.
And 60 minutes later, tired and ready for bed, I’d have no more romantic prospects than when I started. I’d have a date lined up nearly every night, sometimes two in a day, my stomach full of butterflies and happy hour specials.
Some dates even turned into relationships, at least for a few months at a time.
Most often at parties, events, places where there was some mutual connection between you and the other person. If a stranger wrote his number on a napkin in Midtown, a connection was unlikely, but—like dates themselves—that was more an image from a movie than a real possibility.