10 years ago if you had a friend chances were that you'd met them at least once, spoke to them on the phone occasionally and they'd visited your house or you'd visited theirs. People had a group, outside of their family, that they could fall back on when they needed emotional or social support. For the most part though they liked to meet up with their friends and chat, watch sport or just hang out.

10 years ago if you had a friend chances were that you’d met them at least once, spoke to them on the phone occasionally and they’d visited your house or you’d visited theirs.

People had a group, outside of their family, that they could fall back on when they needed emotional or social support. For the most part though they liked to meet up with their friends and chat, watch sport or just hang out.

It used to be the case that anyone that considered speed dating or blind dates would be considered a bit sad or a little bit inept. Why would you need to go and meet other ‘loser’ singles when everyone else managed just fine at meeting partners.

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