You've got mail online dating
, that old gem of a film from 1998 starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks. It’s warm and charming and whenever I have a cold I am reminded of the scene where Meg Ryan is home sick in her endearing apartment, drinking copious amounts of tea, leaving a trail of used tissues where ever she wanders. I remember thinking how cool it was that people could communicate that way. South Africa was a bit slow on the uptake, especially when it came to chat-rooms and the like.
I still got the warm and fuzzies when I finished watching for the umpteenth time. It’s a reminder of the existence of something more meaningful. So maybe that stuff doesn’t only happen in the movies, and maybe there’s something to be said for getting a match in more ways than one.
At a cost of about £150,000, which has been funded by the Police Information Technology Organisation (Peto), Police Direct can deliver more than 200,000 messages in one hour and 3,000 a minute.
It will allow police to warn people signing up to the scheme of major incidents and assaults, or bogus callers and burglars operating near their homes.
If was the modern version of love letters shared between Beethoven and his Immortal Beloved then Tinder is the modern day equivalent of bumping uglies in a night club and never seeing each other again.
So, has the evolution of communication changed the way we think about love?
Having said that though, I did meet my life-partner in a nightclub.