Cell phones, and smartphones, in particular, have revolutionized our daily lives. From reading and catching up with friends, to taking a shit, taking pictures and taking orders, we are seemingly inseparable from our phone now. It wasn’t that long ago that people couldn’t just troll Tinder for their next hook-up. They hung around at the laundry mat or grocery store and hoped the one showed up. Hell, extra desperate people even took out singles ads in newspapers. For better or worse, cell phones have become an indelible aspect of our lives. But, life before cell phones was pretty amazing too. Yeah, traveling was a bit of a cluster fuck and you couldn’t access PornHub from everywhere, but the simplicity and ability to more easily go “off the grid” made it all worthwhile. Too young to remember life before cell phones or need a little reminder? Here are a few ways our lives were different before cell phones put the world at our fingertips.