One of the most romantic things that a teenage boy could do for his girlfriend was making a mix tape. In the good old days, this was a lovely gesture because it took time and thought. Making a Spotify playlist doesn’t have the same ‘wow factor.’ But sadly, they’re no longer popular because nobody uses audio cassette tapes.
Recently, some hipsters did bring them back but they remain an obscure novelty. The reality is that it’s much easier to subscribe to a streaming service. They provided unlimited music on our cellphones so it’s hard to argue with. But there’s something special about a tangible mix tape and it’s important to remember them (via Wall Street Journal).