If you think I’m exaggerating, then you need to watch Offline Dating, the new short film by writer and director Samuel Abrahams. Now, it doesn’t really help matters that their chosen hunting ground is East London – where people are far too busy trying to look cool to actually communicate with each other – but I’m pretty sure the results would have been just as dire almost anywhere in the capital (unless it was a Friday night, when everyone’s wankered and will get off with a wheelie bin if they think it’s wearing the right shade of black).
The film follows his mate Tom Greaves (who happens to be an actor, which is good, as he needs to put on many a brave face) desperately trying to meet a woman to go on a date with him. Tom seems like a nice chap, and we watch him eagerly bound up to women like a Labrador who’s just heard the words ‘walkies’ and ask them if they’d like to go on a date with him…
Time was you could see someone you fancied, and you know, actually ask them out IRL. The reality is that dating in 2015 – especially in the big, faceless metropolis of London – is confusing, stressful and utterly sh*t.
Murdered by Match and Tinder and a million other soul-destroying dating sites and apps.
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Desperate to find the man of her dreams, sweet and plain Ava tries a last ditch effort, speed dating.
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