I'm going to make a sweeping statement...are you ready?
It's easier nowadays to get a date than it was in the 1960s, when I was a teenager.
You lucky 21st century guys, and gals, can have your choice of a date anytime. You just get on that PC, or smartphone, and hook up with one of the many dating sites online.
Your get to meet people who have expressed the same interests as you - a real time saver. Back in my day getting a date required a lot more effort than that.
Anyone can get a date online...even Orangutans (see photo above). Here's a list of the Top 10 Free Dating Sites for 2016.
When I think about all the anxiety I went through asking for a date back in the 1960s, I have to laugh. It was like going on cold sales calls; you never knew what the response would be.
Because of that, I think it was more exciting when I was young looking for that 20th Century Fox!! (nod to Jim Morrison and The Doors)
Time for me to walk on down the road...