If you ask me, online dating is easy

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Prince of Persia (1992)

A few years back, when I read online about some miraculous new dating app called Tinder, I gave it my usual cynical response: a haughty snort, a derisive laugh, a stiffening of the upper lip. It all sounded pretty sleazy to me. Not that I could look down on anything for being a bit seedy, but I still had to take a pause. Online dating? Had we decided to take a stock-in-trade joke of sitcoms and stand-up funnymen and make it a real thing? Surely something as tragic as online dating couldn’t fly in a society like Ireland’s, a society that still collectively points at anything non-conformative and grunts disapprovingly?
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Some word association for you: prom date, dweeb, Unlikely

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Lester the Unlikely (1994)

It might seem ridiculously hypocritical, but I simply cannot stand nerds. It’s not that I blindly hate them because it’s my sworn duty as a jock. And it’s not even that I hate them because they’re smelly or that they share some of my hobbies or that their names are Melvin, Cedric and Andrew. It’s more that they have bipolar mindsets. I’m not kidding – we all know that arrogant, obnoxious neckbeard of a dweeb who’s done all the research on athiesm, and God will he let you know about it. You better not open your mouth about sci-fi films or comic book lore either, because he will have all the info, all the knowledge, and he will know everything and you will know nothing. And, of course, he’ll be really loud and annoying about it. Right?

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