Eye contact with cute strangers that could spur a date proposition also no longer occurs.This is because eye contact is now a minor version of the plague- avoid it at all costs and use your phone as a shield.They are “hooking up.” This means that they can expect to be contacted when the other person is going out.While hooking up does not always mean exclusive, it does mean that they are giving the other person some level of priority over others guys/girls they may or may not be interacting with. If there is something relevant (an inside joke, a planning matter, etc.), mid day sober texting may occur once or twice a week.Snapchat once again fills the void that a lack of word-filled communication leaves.
They still don’t know each other very well because sex and sleeping are the shields for extensive talking into the deep hours of the night.What is more common is that numbers will be exchanged, and once numbers are exchanged the hook up phase can be initiated.The hook-up phase, if it lasts long enough, seems to dictate whether two people are right for one another in the dating sense.The one aspect of dating that hasn’t changed over the years is that at some point or another, real-live words must be exchanged.Good conservations mean that the two people have a new friend at the very least.In this world (the 21 year old college-girl one), dates are an after you’re in a committed relationship type of hang out as opposed to a preliminary to one. Meeting someone in class is unlikely because if there is a pause in the lecture, everyone’s head is glued to his/her phone.