Relationships are hard — as anyone who’s ever been in one will tell you. Many people will come up with their own theories on what it takes to make them work. Science wisely says it comes down to kindness and generosity; and notable American philosopher Chris Rock has a simpler take on the real nature of soul mates: “If you don’t like fucking somebody and you don’t like eating with them, y’all don’t need to be together!”
But while both of these equally factual statements speak the truth, there’s a lot to be said about everyday routines.
Many of the world’s most used dating apps like Tinder, OKCupid or eHarmony, focus on different things. From casual immediate hook-ups to long-lasting relationships, the spectrum is really wide, and the focus shifts greatly between a few flattering selfies, the occasional uncommon personality quirk and people trying to prove to a big community that they travel or workout way more than they really do.
But what about the everyday mundane distractions that make our lives a little more tolerable? Shouldn’t we be prioritizing the sharing of those in the limited lazy time at home that we get to experience with our partners?
In a cool dating app parody from UCB Comedy’s Los Angeles Digital, someone finally came up with “an app that took away all the second-guessing.”
“Watchr browses the singles in your area and lets you know what TV shows they want to binge-watch. And nothing else,” they detailed on their parody video. “Watchr cuts out the run-around of dating and gives you what matters: someone who wants to watch the same TV shows as you.”
The app may be fake, but it makes a lot of sense. The video shows a lot of terrible scenarios for comedic effect, but that could be said about any dating app. As long as strangers meet on the Internet, there will always be awful, ridiculous and chaotic results; regardless of how unique they think their approach may be.
But in these current times when relationships are very Netflix-centered, it might not be such a bad idea. Many of us spend a good chunk of our free time binge-watching shows. Wouldn’t it actually be quite practical to find someone close to you who enjoys the same shows as you and is eager to sit through countless consecutive hours of it while also being as excited about it as you are?
We’ve all dated someone at some point of our lives based on much less than an affinity for True Detective and Broad City, so really, why not?
Please, someone make Watchr happen!