Apparently you called on the phone and said something like “Meet me at the corner of 33rd and R Street in Georgetown and we’ll go to that bar.” And then people just did it. We were so trusting that we actually just had to trust that people would show up. Back then, there was no way to back out of engaging in human interaction and human affairs.
A good read on technology and loneliness and communication and dating from a 30-something-year-old (this guy) for Thought Catalog, which is a website that, if you are a city-person in America in your twenties, you should read, so that you, like me, feel more part of a generation/community/space and less like a lost soul in the big bad world that’s being overrun by technology.—Jihii
Bonus: Some other thoughts on loneliness and technology from the FJP archives.