Oh how the dating scene has changed over the years.
Now with people too busy to meet their soulmates, it’s all about jumping on Tinder or Bumble.
Although it was once considered a taboo, apps have become one of the most common ways to find love in recent years.
Even after having her fair share of bad dates, Australian radio host Jana Hocking still uses apps to find her perfect match.
She wrote for news.com.au: “Do you remember a time when you would find yourself on a lonely plan-free Sunday and would think, ‘I’ll just jump on Tinder’.
“You would cringe as you uploaded your most attractive photos, wondering how you got to a point in life where you needed an app to find a boyfriend.”
Jana added: “Then you’d laugh during the date as you came up with creative stories to tell people how you met.
“Perhaps at a distant friend’s wedding? Because heaven forbid you actually admitted that you met on a tragic dating app.
“Oh no, that’s only for desperados. And yet here you were… on a dating app.”
But now as times have changed, you’ll find that most daters are meeting on an app.
Of course after a few fails you might ditch them, but then you’re back doing it all over again.
Jana admitted: “After a brief sojourn, you will give it one more go, and boom you’ve found yourself on a glorious date.
“That happened to me recently after a bloke stood me up just as I was ready to book the Uber.
“I had been looking forward to it all day, but then he hit me with the old ‘I’ve got the flu and have had to get a Covid test’ line that really halts plans.”
The Australian radio host jumped back on the app and by luck matched with a fella nearby.
And it so happens that dating apps have seen a surge in popularity over the past few years.
A study by the Marriage Foundation found 29% of couples met their partner on an app, compared to 24% of those who met out and about.
Even Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd has just become a billionaire too.
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Jana continued: “It just goes to show, that once you swipe past the creeps, weirdos and questionable profiles, there really are some diamonds in the rough.
“And if we’re honest… isn’t that kinda what it’s like in real life as well?
“So sure, you might hear me whinge from time to time about the blokes my age who won’t swipe right for anyone above the age of 25 years old.
“But every now and then you go on a date with a fellow swipe-righter and have an unexpectedly great time and think how bloody chuffed you are, that you gave it another red hot crack. You never know when hubby might just be a swipe away.”