Kevin Bacon wants kids today to know there were times when guys couldn't pick up a girl on Facebook or Twitter.
In a new video by Mashable, the "Following" actor said, "Oh Hi, I'm two-time Saturn Award nominee Kevin Bacon and I would like to talk to you about 80's Awareness."
He added, "Awareness of 80's culture and technology has been in a significant decline. Especially amongst a certain demographic. I'm talking to you millennials!"
Bacon, 55, adds that life was hard for a guy born before 1985.
"If I was too shy to ask out a girl, there was no OK Twinder," he says, referring to online dating sites. "I went to the White Pages - Google it - and [I] called her house. And then you had to make small talk with her mom for like 20 minutes before Alisha even came to the phone."
He also talked about pre-Internet rejection.
"Let me tell you, when she turns down your invitation to Sbarros, you can't just swipe away the hurt," he said. "You want to know my favorite app -- Rubik's Cube!"
Finally, Bacon continues to educate the youth about the Cold War and Russia.