Before the advent of Internet dating, we used to head to various places to socialize and meet people — bars, pubs, clubs, parties, weddings, places of worship, and even the library.
It took physical effort and mental courage to walk up to someone and introduce oneself.
Computers and servers in these virtual dating agencies filter the millions of people in their databases to find your closest match based on various criteria.
You can scroll through profiles of people near you on your smartphone and send them a flirty text copied from a Google search, avoiding the effort and anxiety of thinking of what you would like to say to your match.
You can start judging the person by looking at their picture and reading their profile details to see if they might be your type.
Last year, Russian police arrested two men from Smolensk who pretended to be young, attractive girls stealing the hearts of men in Moscow and then threatening and tricking them into sending large sums of money.
The criminals were found to have taken roughly 1 million Russian rubles (about US ,500) with this scheme.
Visit the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium for a 360 degree cinema experience you won’t forget in a hurry. Not many cities offer a place to be completely alone with your date in public, but the Forgotten Church – as it’s known – in High Church Street is one such place.
You can pick up the key to this Grade I listed building from the West End Gallery for free, and spend as long as you like exploring -or as long as you can take (it can be a bit spooky.) Image via Stephenlamb on Flickr.