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Many college students aren’t 21 and can’t order drinks to smooth first-date jitters.

When my dad first asked out my mom, she told him to get lost and started to shut the door in his face.

Ugh.) We know that their horror stories often hit the same notes: the dates who “forget” their wallets, or show up looking nothing like their photo, talk obsessively about their ex, or down a bottle of wine and vomit in the taxi. Date Labbers rarely can describe just what sparks the spark — if we had a dollar for everyone who said, “I can’t quite put my finger on it …

But there’s no digital way to replicate that confidence.

The best you can do is indicate it by how long you take to respond to a text. It shows you’re interested but not staring at the phone with a pint of ice cream, waiting for a response.

We use Tinder to sort through available men and women in our area.

On our phones, we see photos, interests and a short bio — usually something clever or opinionated.

Ugh.) We know that their horror stories often hit the same notes: the dates who “forget” their wallets, or show up looking nothing like their photo, talk obsessively about their ex, or down a bottle of wine and vomit in the taxi. Date Labbers rarely can describe just what sparks the spark — if we had a dollar for everyone who said, “I can’t quite put my finger on it …

But there’s no digital way to replicate that confidence.

The best you can do is indicate it by how long you take to respond to a text. It shows you’re interested but not staring at the phone with a pint of ice cream, waiting for a response.

We use Tinder to sort through available men and women in our area.

On our phones, we see photos, interests and a short bio — usually something clever or opinionated.

If we’re intrigued, we swipe right; if not, we swipe left. There are so many people using the app it takes a performance artist to stand out.