What is online dating? The whole point is to eventually meet them “offline” and continue the dating process in the the pre-internet fashion; yet we still find most of our relationship is built by words on a screen. “I saw this on your profile and I think we are perfect for each other”, “I texted you the winking emoji, I thought you knew what that meant”. These are the things we are relying on now instead of our core values and personal intuition. What happened to the days of romance? The days of courting? I’m all for the strong independent woman; but I want the days where my date pulls out my chair, at least offers to pay for a first date, and actually calls to hear my voice and hold a conversation. I think intelligence is sexy. I think we need to put humanity back into the dating scene and leave tech out of it. Yes, I am guilty of using the very system I am belittling; i’m not saying it’s all bad – i’m just saying we need to remember that there was a period of time before we had these luxuries and I feel dating was much simpler then.