Skype dating sex and random chat steam keeps validating

But if you're on a first date, the chances of having a second date are next to zero.

My boyfriend, however, stayed with his parents in Raleigh while applying for law school.

And then he got into law school…in Nashville, Tennessee.

Trust me, you've never realized how unflattering the lighting is in your apartment until you try to look attractive while video chatting.

And if your face happens to freeze in a position that makes you look like you're mid-sneeze because you're experiencing connectivity issues…well, at least if you're in a long-term relationship, you can laugh it off.

I know that when you mention video chatting, people's minds tend to veer toward Skype sex.

But I have to tell you…Skype isn't actually very sexy. No matter how well you know the person you're chatting with, it's bound to be at least a little awkward.Dance clubs and dive bars may have worked in the '90s, but now, even if you’re out, your phone is a much easier way to find someone to "watch Netflix and chill" with (especially someone you won’t regret tomorrow).When I say ‘fallen in love online’, I’m not talking about a ten minute conversation on Tinder and a quick hook up or a week long conversation on Facebook that resulted in meeting up and flying off into the sunset. I’m talking about the kind of thing where you meet someone online and talk for eternity. "Nowadays, people think first dates are text messages," Marcel Cafferata, the founder of Video Date, recently told USA Today.But does any woman her first date to be a series of text messages (or a video chat, for that matter)?Tinder has been called the harbinger of the hookup-fueled "dating apocalypse." But the truth of the matter is, hooking up isn't anything new (and may in fact be hardwired into our genetics).

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