Video dating was the ’90s version of online dating.
To join, you’d pay a fee and then come in to film your video.
The guys always went wrong when they were trying to describe what they wanted physically.
They’d be like, “You know, not too fat.” Stuff you’re not really supposed to say because it comes off so badly. They would spend tons of time talking about their flaws and what they’re not good at.
I always made a special effort to tell the ladies how nice they looked.
I’d say that I liked their shirt or dress or what ever, because they had clearly put some effort into that and I wanted to make them feel as good as possible before walking into the room. ” When they left together, I knew it had gone well. Excerpted from “FIRST JOBS: True Tales of Bad Bosses, Quirky Coworkers, Big Breaks, and Small Paychecks,” edited by Merritt Watts, published in April 28, 2015, by Picador USA.
You could watch them in a screening room right there in the office or check them out and take them home, just like you were at Blockbuster.I befriended the guy who made the videos; he was a film major who was just a couple of years older than me.He wanted to be a commercial film director, and this was his idea of great practice.And, to me, it was really obvious: Don’t talk about what you don’t like about yourself, keep it positive and focus on the good things. I always thought that the real life mixers were the most fun.Everyone was in a good mood because they were about to get their drink on and chat people up.