The Foolishness and Horrors of Dating

Faced with the question “How did you meet?” Two types of pairs can be classified. The first is the one that tries to evade the question: they say it’s too complicated. So, while one utters it, one of them improvises the imaginary call of a friend from the other side of the room. How do you tell about a relationship that is apparently so romantic because it’s serendipitous, almost predetermined, when in fact it’s the result of a paid dating app’s algorithm choices, to match that neither one was convinced of until at least the first date, which wasn’t too bad considering the dates Last? In the same question as before, the second type of couple smiles instead, one looks at the other’s gaze so that they can tell the story together, and they perform in a joint narrative that is repeated so many times that it feels like an audition to participate in chain reaction. In their stories they are always noticed by chance at the bus stop, in line at the post office, at the very romantic frozen food counter, where Noah and Steve also meet in the horror movie just released on Disney+, Freshwhich makes all those novels that follow the second kind of couple ironic because they don’t know how to tell the first.

It’s the truth: we don’t know how to tell modern love stories. But perhaps we should ask ourselves whether it is really possible to find unexplored romantic possibilities in doing so, such as autoplay, swipe right and swipe left, in the popup that says “It matches”, on a date reminding us that our turn Is to pay for a drink in the form of a penis that we don’t remember ordering? Maybe then we should agree with director Mimi how who is with him Fresh He tells us that today’s acquaintances are practically horror films – it suffices to think of the story of West Elm Caleb, the boy who ghosted hundreds of girls in New York – accompanied by a language symbol that terrifies because it was later conjured up tragic experiences: shadows, gaslighting, sentry, catfish, rooster approval pre-knowledge. Noah, played by the talented Daisy Edgar Jones, knows how foolish the dates she organizes on Tinder can be. In the first scene, in front of a dinner in a Chinese restaurant, she holds a man in a funny scarf as he tells her that she looks prettier in the picture and that maybe she should take care of her appearance a little more if she wants. Men find it attractive. (Gas). So everything seems perfect, after he dumps him in a scene in which he’s doing her a favor to go out with her (guardian), Noah, stockings over her jeans and her hair tied into a ruffled ponytail, at the supermarket where she meets Steve (Sebastian Stan, who Just dropped Tommy Lee’s clothes Pam and Tommy).

In English, it is called a “nice meeting”, the serendipitous encounter between the two main characters who immediately understand that they are in love with each other, purposely coined starting with the regularity with which the event appears again on television or in the cinema. It’s the most common in love stories and we probably keep looking around and believing it because, unlike the dedications of love to the porch and long letters sent thousands of kilometers away, it seems the most realistic and hopeful part of all. Fiction: We all go to Esselunga and the post office so often, it would be nice if something good happened once before paying at the cash desks. In the movie, Steve asks Noah if he’s ever tried a particular grape, and she answers no, so he opens the bag to separate a bunch of them, in one of those scenes where couples who proudly say they’ve met will always be inked offline. .

Another institutional myth about offline dating is exchanging your phone number, not your Instagram or Facebook profile. And if you don’t have social media, it would be the apotheosis of romance: she says it They are dazed confused Which is the title of the review by Fresh: Why are people without social media so sexy? In fact, Steve Lenoy says he doesn’t have a social media profile: “Twitter? Has anyone ever said something clever on Twitter? ». to me stunned People who don’t have social networks are great because they don’t need other people’s approval or to always be aware of what we’re talking about, they are less vain and narcissistic. They’re probably harmless because they haven’t been exposed to West Elm Caleb’s story or they can’t ghost us but they can just disappear, which is probably an easier concept to understand. It’s a trend also on TikTok, where girls who post most often pair up with a “hot boyfriend offline” — a hashtag that aggregates thousands of videos — which celebrities like Bella Hadid or Ariana Grande also do, are friends with two. …which absolutely nothing is known about.

Noa asks, “So how can I be chased?” Suddenly, after Steve offers her a drink, the girl falls to the ground and takes her to a vault where he wants to keep her alive until he rips every part of her body to sell to a community of cannibal emperors. To say this is funny because it would be tragic to think that even a part of the truth can be hidden in this plot (this happens after all in the first 30 minutes of the movie). I have friends who have given up on the idea of ​​dating because they are afraid their date will have no correspondence in Google results, or their Instagram profile stopped in 2012 with only an animal photo. I laughed at their conversation, imagining instead that I would meet the perfect person on the bookshelves – “You too in the Polish poetry department?” – One without an Instagram profile so we didn’t have to confront the ghosting letter and whether or not it was a morally correct answer. The truth, then, is that swipe left, guard, and gaslighting aside, Knowledge today continues to be a horror film they seem to have already seen, and perhaps the beauty lies precisely here: then we look at it with fondness.

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