From overalls with one strap down to car phones to the Dick Tracy soundtrack, the decade was pretty much America's golden age.
Below I round up the best dating shows of the 90's for a reminder of the incredible fashion, music, and celebs of the day. Make sure to get a good look at the guy with the long curly perm and a lace-up Renaissance top in the clip.
*Before completely throwing this to the past, we will give one courtesy point for being able to let someone know when you’re running late. Winner: Tie The thing about dating is that sometimes—okay, most of the time if you’re us—it doesn’t work out.
And while we can’t deny the satisfaction of finding out your ex is dating someone less attractive/accomplished than you, the clean break of tossing all those memories into a box and then avoiding that sushi place you went to every Friday for the rest of your life seems easier than spending the next five years watching their wedding and baby pics pop up on your screen…or worse, accidentally texting them after a late night out for one more go at something you already know you’re not interested in. Winner: Then Proving that whatever decade you’re in, dating is just plain hard.
But while it’s easy to see the ’90s through rose-coloured glasses, we do have to give the present some credit—no way would we trade our smartphones for pagers.
And one day checking in will finally find us that coffee-savant turned NGO pioneer we’ve all been dreaming about. So to be fair to the past and the present, we’re taking an unbiased look at how the two stack up: There is absolutely nothing you can say that will convince us that having to hit the bars and fight off the bump and grind just to find someone is something we would miss.
Winner: Now It’s almost impossible to argue with something that lets you get the ball rolling on your personal life while letting you sit at home in your stained flannel, cuddling the far more reliable love of your life, the cat.
While we really can’t argue with the appeal of that, there’s something to be said for having too much choice.
Studs - I was eight years old when this show first aired and I thought it was the sexiest thing since shirtless Prince Eric in the The Little Mermaid.Winner: Then Easily the first thing that comes to mind when you think about how the dating world has changed in such a short time—and grown more evil—is social media.Facebook’s status as the most hated and most necessary dating tool was made clear in when Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg brainstormed the quintessential element of the site—your relationship status., as technology makes the whole process that much more complicated, there are times when it starts to feel pretty tempting.You only have to look as far back as the ’90s to start comparing the present to life without texting, dating apps and, as Shakespeare would say, that cursed social media.