Does anyone else find it charming that young people of the opposite sex court each other in conservative Middle East regions, like Kuwait, by using Bluetooth? Unable to physically interact in social settings because of religious custom, men and women might find themselves flirting thanks to a technology originally developed so the stars of People Of Walmart have some accessories to wear.

“The power of Blue Tooth technology has changed the face of dating in Kuwait,” writes Sumayyah Meehan in Elan. “Overly charged Romeos send out random ‘I love you’ messages via Blue Tooth and sit back to see if they can hook anyone female. As lame as it is, Blue Tooth communiques often work out pretty well for the male paramours, much to the chagrin of reputable females everywhere.”

Suffice to say, it’s likely this technology is also used by gay men and women, though they have it a smidge easier, since they can hang out and hold hands in public without anybody thinking twice. And you thought Grindr was the greatest thing since sliced gluten-free bread.

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