These Vintage Video Dating ‘Studs’ Might Make You Feel Better About Even Your Worst Date

Most of us have been on some pretty bad dates. Sometimes, a bad date starts off bad, right from the start; other times, something is said or done to turn the whole thing south in a hurry. I think many if not most bad dates stem from communication. Sometimes it’s a date who talks too much or it could be one who hardly says a thing. Today, we have bad dates involving people who constantly look at their phones. But, back in the good old days known as the 1980s, people used to make dating videos that would end up on VHS tapes. These tapes were mostly of men giving their best pitch for women to contact them for a date.

And over the years, folks have uploaded tons of these submissions and put them together in the most cringe-worthy montages you could imagine. In the video below, we see various men using the “Video Dating” service in 1987 to lobby for dates. The men would stand in front of bright, soft-tone colored backgrounds and deliver some of the most hilarious pitches you’ve ever heard. Some of the guys were incredibly shy, while others were more obnoxious than their hideous clothes.

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But, the thing that really slays me were the hairstyles, which were pretty bad even by ’80s standards.

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Here are just a few pickup lines from the videos.

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“Hi, I’m Maurice. I’m an executive by day and a wild man by night.”

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“I’m looking for the goddess. Are you the goddess? Who’s the goddess? A goddess is a woman, the woman, it’s all women.”

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“I’ve decided that I’m lonely.”

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“A co-ed bubble bath is something I’ve always wanted to try out.”

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“I seek a person that is childlike.”

Check out the video below for more.



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