This reinforces a message that young people get hammered with on a daily basis: nothing matters more than how you look.
More than any other activity, dinner is where older adults feel the isolation of being alone most strongly.
This is why, for most older adults, a dinner date is the most important first step towards finding companionship.
The other stunning aspect of dating for young people is how much looks matter.
The hottest online dating app for young people today is Tinder, which proudly claims to be matching over 450 million love-seekers daily.
Maybe this is because older adults are wise enough to know that looks have very little to do with whether someone is going to be a kind, loving and caring companion.