The world of online dating has made meeting new people to become quite easy, as long as you’re willing to pay the site’s fee, of course.

Some years before the internet made it easy to find a date for some through pictures intended to hide how the person actually looks, there were video dating services, which allowed the user to be put on videotape and record a statement about what type of person they’re looking for.

The 1980s were a terrible time for many things, including hair and Cosby-esque sweaters. These timely flaws are highlighted in the montage of bad 80’s dating video pleas included below.

I would love to know if any of these videos actually managed to attract any responses, except for the guy in the Viking costume at 3:46 in the video. I’m just going to hope that guy wound up with a supermodel or three.