Is it the Matrix? Exactly what does вЂњultimate matchвЂќ even mean?вЂ”mirrors our very own doubt about our personal proto-System, those high priced online services whose big claims we should blindly trust to enjoy intimate success. Though their System is deliberately depressing as a solution to the problems that plagued single people of yesteryearвЂ”that is, the problems that plague us, today for us as an audience, itвЂ™s marketed to them. On top, the set appreciates their ease, wondering exactly how anyone may have resided with such guesswork and discomfort in the same manner we marvel at just how our grandmothers just hitched the next-door neighborвЂ™s kid at 18. (Frank comes with a place about option paralysis; it is a legitimate, if present, dating woe; the SystemвЂ™s customizable permission settings will also be undeniably enviable.)
One evening, an insecure Frank finally breaks and checks their countdown without telling Amy.
5 YEARS, the unit reads, before loudly announcing he has вЂњdestabilizedвЂќ the partnership and suddenly recalibrating, sending that duration plummeting, bottoming down at only a hours that are few.