You gotta still connect on a human level, and the fun and the sadness that goes along with all that.” “He’s a wild one,” Ventimiglia said of his character.

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“These characters are all connected and still very much present in one another’s lives through technology,” Ventimiglia told ET ahead of the series’ Tribeca Film Festival premiere on Thursday.

“Through dating apps, through Facebook, through Snapchat, through the things that I know we all toy around with when we’ve got a couple minutes to kill, you know, in the palm of our hand.” “Basically it’s the idea that we’re all so connected, but we’re all still so separated by these things that are actually ‘connecting’ us,” he explained.

“You know, the complications that come from dating in the digital age, relating to one another.” “It’s kind of getting back to that idea of you have these great, accessible apps, and these great, accessible people through these dating apps,” Ventimiglia continued.

“But really what it comes down to is, like, you gotta be a human being.

piece lamenting the "end of courtship" mentioned something most of us in the 21st-century dating scene have known for a while: details couples once reserved for first-date conversations can now be unearthed far too easily with a few web searches. You may well have met the person online or out dancing and want to verify certain claims.

Perhaps you need a good picture for girlfriends to see how hot that guy from the bar was.

Or maybe you just want some help making conversation.

I once used to do my share of online sleuthing, to be sure, but in almost every case the research was my response to a gap of some kind.

Either we lacked common friends who could serve as a character reference, or our connection was too haphazard or casual to grant me what I really wanted.

You see, for much of adulthood, I formed aspirational crushes.

It wasn't ever deliberate, yet somehow I usually fell for men whose esteem or rejection came to influence my self-worth.