Before Match.com came along and changed the dating frontier, lonely singletons had to opt for more creative ways to meet The One. These dudes sat down with an archaic Betamax and a very colorful background, and delivered an awkward (yet hopefully convincing) speech about why women should date them.
The hilarious video montage may make you squirm with embarrassment, but no matter how hard you laughed at Maurice cockily discussing his late night hobbies, you have to give it to these guys -- this takes major cajones. Sitting in front of a camera without profusely sweating is impressive enough, but doing so knowing that you’re going to be judged by countless women later? That’s horrifying.
So next time you catch yourself pouting because you only got five matches that day, remember how much effort it took to get a date way back when -- and thank God you'll never be in that position.
Here’s five things we learned from watching the masters of video dating: