Short film ‘Speed Dating’ sheds light on the depressing perils of modern dating

"Let's do this a lot, maybe every other weekend for like two and a half, three months, just to make it a routine."

We all do it, we just don’t call each other out on it — but now, all those dating mistakes and passive aggressive courting techniques are on full display in an embarrassingly accurate short film on YouTube.

We’re reminded why we absolutely despise the dating game in “Speed Dating,” starring Jeff Ward and Emma Koenig. The film’s main characters make a show of boldly reciting lines from the unwritten and (typically) unspoken rules of dating.

It begins as the new relationship is just developing and both partners “go around in circles” about what they should do that night.

“We should waste at least 15 minutes being indecisive,” Ward says.

“I think it’s really important that the phrase ‘I’ll do whatever you want to do’ is said by each of us at least five times,” Koenig replies.

The next four minutes squeeze in just about every up and down two people can experience at the beginning of a dating relationship, from that first awkward time in bed, to the break up, to the booty calls.

Forewarning: You may have the urge to cancel your OkCupid account after watching this.


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