Over the last five years or so, the landscape of online dating has changed from something that we associate with only your parents desperate and perpetually single friends in their 40s who insist that \”if you can\’t handle me at my worst, you don\’t deserve me at my best\” to something that is an integral part to meeting new people, flirting, and dating and is commonplace among people of all ages and backgrounds, no matter what kind of special someone you\’re looking to meet.There\’s Farmers Only for people in rural areas, Tinder for those looking for hookups, Our Time for seniors lookin\’ for love, Ashley Madison for Evangelical Christian reality TV stars, and countless others.In fact, my ideal first date actually entails going out for milkshakes at my favorite diner by the beach followed by taking a stroll on the sand while watching the sun set.
We’d drive to petrol stations to be told where it was happening that night.
It was all illegal, and you couldn’t find out about them through any normal channels – it was the late 1980s and nobody had mobiles. We danced all night, and all the next day sometimes. One night in 1991 I was at a rave club in London and thought I’d been in the loo talking to a couple for about 10 minutes.
In order to help you to fully understand the magnitude of the awfulness of this app, I actually created a (fake) account and took a nose dive into the depths that is Mix\’d. I\’ve been in a relationship for about two and a half years, and even when I was single it was not commonplace in my circles to use dating sites (well, and tell your friends about it, at least!
), so I really have no experience with it other than horror stories I\’ve heard from lovestruck acquaintances, giddy after chatting with the \”perfect guy\” on match.com, only to finally meet him and find him to be 100% horrible.
So I made a fake profile, found a girl who was hot but not unbelievably so, added some fake friends, liked a few mainstream EDM artists in order to maximize my matches, put some Marilyn Monroe and Fake Drake quotes in my profile and I was ready to go.
In 2013, there are dating sites for damn near everything: farmers, Christians, old people, and many other demographics.
I saw some of my favorite artists such as Calvin Harris and Chromeo, made kandi bracelets and traded them with other people, making friends in the process; and I even got the chance to see one of my childhood friends.
Not only that, but the entire Las Vegas Speedway was covered in lights, giant ferris wheels and other colorful carnival rides lit up the night sky, and fellow ravers were giving each other light shows with their customized LED gloves (and did I mention that there were a ton of lights around?
Now I am fairly new to the rave scence, having only gone to two other performances prior to EDC, and didn’t have a clue as to what PLUR was.
In today\’s digital age, there are dating sites for just about every special interest and subculture known to man.
Also — hat tip to Elite Daily for beating us to “EDM Harmony” in their headline.