I don't think without phones and computers, people would still engage in social organization as much as they used to. Extremely common in some parts, less so in others. Increase in hookup apps and social media. The fact that they're not is, in many ways, good news. Or at your school or church.
My indirect experience tells me that the advent of easy to use dating apps really changed the dating market and Tinder only launched in
Are we really in the middle of a global sex recession?
Not a bad idea, I'd love to try that. Being interested in nerd stuff isn't inherently offputting to women, any more than being interested in cars is. The importer now does tastings and cooking lessons, the paper store has paper craft lessons, the sewing store has sewing and knitting lesson and stitch-and-bitches. My grandparents met in the third grade grandpa sat behind grandma my other side of the family met in church. As a young person who doesn't understand dating at all, is there a specific way that it's supposed to work?