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Here’s how guys hooked up on Grindr in the ’80s

Here’s a super useful tip as you peruse your gay dating app of choice: If the person chatting you up looks exactly like John Stamos, he’s more than likely just using a picture of John Stamos. We’ll give you a moment to let that sink in.

And it turns out catfishing isn’t a new phenomenon.

Nor are a number of other so-called modern dating dilemmas.

In this stunning recovered footage from 1988, witness a Grindr prototype (called “Grinder” here — companies hadn’t yet discovered the joy of removing vowels) being showcased.

The video is the product of comedy group Sad Cake, and it’s all fairly ridiculous: