The interview has been edited for length and clarity.You have one of the most unique data sets about modern romance. Well, one of the first things you have to know to understand how dating — or really courtship rituals, since not everyone calls it dating — has changed over time is that the age of marriage in the United States has increased dramatically over time.In fact, by several measures, online dating has proved even more useful — both to individuals and society — than the traditional avenues it has replaced.I spoke with Rosenfeld to hear more about his research, to learn about the ways in which the rise of online dating is defining modern love, and to talk about the biggest misconceptions people have about online dating.On her screen, images of men appeared and then disappeared to the left and right, depending on the direction in which she wiped.I felt a deep sense a rejection -- not personally, but on behalf of everyone at the bar.The age of first marriage is now in the late twenties, and more people in their 30s and even 40s are deciding not to settle down.
The idea is that if you’re faced with too many options you will find it harder to pick one, that too much choice is demotivating.
(For gay couples, it's more like two out of every three).
The apps have been surprisingly successful -- and in ways many people would not expect.
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