But then one cold night in November, I met a Match date in a bar in Greenwich Village.
I had a date for the next Saturday night for seven years.
She was newly hired to handle day-to-day management of the facility and staff, but also engage in the anonymous chat conversations between the staff of Remedy and teens facing crisis.
Nothing further was shared with Spencer and I about that crisis conversation.
However, both the Director and I shook our head to fathom that dating was now a term to represent a pen pal. Welcome to a new generation of social reality that even my geeky and technically savvy self is scratching his head to figure out possible.
Understanding the software engine that drives social media is one thing, but understanding the psychology behind the culture that is redefining traditional terms and practices I've always known as normal teen behavior of the past, that's a challenge.
I don't negatively judge the girl's ability to have feelings for a guy with whom she probably shared photos, sentimental words and even video chatting.