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.