Offline dating

This person could be a co-worker you meet by the coffee pot every day, someone your friends or relatives recommended, the friendly sales rep in your favorite department store or the aerobics instructor at your gym.

Having some amount of familiarity makes connecting through traditional means relatively secure.

Traditional dating methods allow you to become familiar with a person in real-world settings.

This is especially possible when you interact in groups or out in public.

This can give deeper insight into your partner's character and personality in ways that are more profound than how a person represents themselves in words.

When discussing with the team here at Short of the Week, the cynic in me brought up the question of how “real” a film like this truly is – but as a fellow team member so perfectly stated…does it really matter?

If it (or some parts of it) were staged, then does that dilute the message of the film?

Those seeking face-to-face connections can of course still find it, but it’s hard to deny that the availability of the internet is changing how we interact – and as a father, that’s something that I have to admit concerns me slightly.

As someone who has been in a relationship for well over a decade, the thought of single-life and the realities of the ever-changing dating scene are worlds as alien to me as those often dreamt up in the minds of the best science-fiction writers.


  1. Jul 9, 2015. A social experiment of sorts, Samuel Abrahams' endearing short follows singleton Tom as he challenges himself to find a date w/o the help of the internet.

  2. Master Offline Dating gives you authentic, proven skills to tap into real life opportunities for romance that surround you every day.

  3. Jul 6, 2015. Last weekend my single friend Tom challenged himself to find his next date - OFFLINE. This video is currently nominated for a Webby! We'd love your vote - ht.

  4. In our increasingly digital world, it's hard to find a date that doesn't start online. In this short, one man creates a hypothetical sojourn into the murky waters of offline dating.

  5. Jul 6, 2015. Last weekend my single friend Tom challenged himself to find his next date - OFFLINE. Facebook - a film by Samuel Abrahams

  6. Jul 31, 2016. A frequent complaint about online dating is the difficulty attempting to decipher someone's true intentions for striking a chat. Relying on nightlife may seem like the easiest route to meeting people offline, but similar to the various dating sites, we are often faced with muddled desires and vague personalities.

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