Journalist Melissa is always attached to her phone but then she gets an assignment to go tech-free for a month – no emails, no social media, no texts, no Google, no Tinder. Shock, horror - she has to resort to actually calling in on friends and family members and sending letters. But there is a definite upside when, instead of having her eyes on her phone screen, she gets chatting to the suave Joseph in a coffeeshop – and scores herself a date.
It’s a clever premise to explore what it’s like living offline – and whether it’s still possible to find love without the help of modern devices. The pace of the story was a tad slow at times and I personally would have preferred more about the experiment and a little less romancing, but overall it’s a cute story. Someone definitely needs to come up with a catchier title though.