Flash forward to the present time, and we will see that dating has changed a lot.
Nowadays, a girl is just as likely as a boy to "make the first move" to ask for a date. Meeting someone, such as at a concert or party is common, and is known as "hooking up". (This term has a sexual connotation also).
But this approach takes time, and a person may have to meet a lot of "losers" before they find someone special.
Because this is the digital age, it shouldn't be surprising that dating websites and apps have become a popular way to meet lovers.
The most popular ones now are Match.com, OK Cupid, and Tinder.
In most of these, you fill out a fairly extensive questionnaire about yourself, submit it along with a (hopefully not fake) photo, and the company's algorithms will generate a list of suitable matches. To meet the person may be free or cost a small amount depending on the site.
These sites have millions of members, so you have a reasonable chance of finding a match... (G.K)
flash forward to the present time 現代に目を転じてみる
as likely as 〜 〜と同じくらい
hook up つなぐ、性的につながる
loser 敗者 / ハズレ
fill out 記入する
fairly exetensive questionnaire かなり広範囲に及ぶアンケート