September 16, 2009

Pics and Vids: Videomating Ritual

Is this how adults hooked up before the Internet existed? This montage of '80s dating video submissions from a service called Videomate completely blew our minds. Hearing these men talk about themselves and why you should date them is downright nutty. It's like they're competing with each to see who could make you cringe the hardest. I can't even believe that I am attracted to the male species after watching this. This video is a species-ruiner. There are too many amazing quotes in here to pick only one. Just watch.




Would you date any of these guys? I don't know. The one who wore the viking costume seems like a good time.

15 comments:

thesimplicity said...

Wow. The "Hi, Mom" guy sent a shiver down my spine.

Comcast does on-demand dating videos. A few of my friends have been blindsided by their camera crew at the Pub on Passyunk during last call. Sort of like date rapists. You can tell in the videos that almost everyone is way too drunk.

Blue Light J said...

I want to know SO BAD how these turned out...did anyone call one of these guys? How was the date? Did anyone find True Love? We may never know...

missfrecklehead said...

Fire-breathing dragons!

What's a hamster? Or a Donna Juanita for that matter?

Taylor said...

My Mom did this (watched vids of guys) circa 1990 and ended up marrying one of the guys (most were creeps, but what's new) She's still with him! Twu Wuv!

Anna said...

Taylor, that story is AMAZING! Wow.

k. said...

This is the creepiest and best thing I've seen in a long time.

Jon K said...

So I should probably take the part about a deep interest in fire breathing dragons off my video is what you're saying?

Diane said...

The entire time I watched that video, there was screaming in my head. Just screaming with every new guy. I'm so glad I'm not living in the '80s right now.

By the way, who does not like to have fun? Isn't that part of the definition of fun?

Jon K said...

It's not like that changed though, Dianne. Read ANYONE'S online dating profile. Every single person loves the following:

1) To go out and have fun!
2) Trying new restaurants
3) Food in general
4) Going out on the town, but equally loves staying home and watching a movie on the couch.

The pitch is the same, only the Cosby sweaters change.

Gauthier said...

At least they're not this guy: http://www.break.com/index/frustrated-video-dater-loses-his-cool.html

Anna said...

OMG, Daniel! That video is AMAZING!

Everyone, watch this!

Diane said...

What at you talking about, Jon? Not everyone is the same. Here, let me tell you about myself: I really like to laugh and enjoy having a good time. I also enjoy food and eating. I like sleep, but I also like being awake and having fun. Oh, and I love Cosby sweaters.
Don't you feel like you have a better understanding of me now?

rich said...

watching this video, i'm glad i was a child of the 80's and not an adult... don't think i wear mustaches well...

OMG Astrid Has a Blog said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA I almost died where they had the guy going "domestic violence", "sexual abuse" haha too good, tooooo good.

bianca said...

NO HAMSTERS.

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