Some of the naysayers, however, are the same people logged onto online sites and apps.
About one in 10 of online daters said they think dating site users are “desperate” (though the survey didn’t indicate if they were referring to themselves or just their lackluster prospects on those sites).
But the growing popularity and acceptance of online dating over the last eight years doesn’t mean that the odds of finding romance have increased dramatically.
At a time when more Americans are unmarried than ever before, are Tinder and OKCupid changing what Americans want in a partner, or just how they find them?
Those who decry "delayed adolescence" may want reroute some of the blame from swipe- and match-dating culture to the bigger economic picture.
In the meantime, a bit more advice for Valentine's Day: Gentlemen, if you haven't answered her texts for a week, Match says you've missed your chance.
The sushi tip is just one finding from the sixth annual Singles in America survey, which asked 5,500 respondents everything from which politician they want to vote for to which politician they'd be up for dating (Joe Biden and Marco Rubio dominate with 21 percent and 20 percent, respectively).
First dates at a sushi restaurant are 1.7 times more likely to lead to a second, says Match.com, America's largest online dating site.
Two-thirds of people between 18 and 29 told Pew that "society is just as well off if people have priorities other than marriage and children."The multitude of online dating critics often suggest that websites' endless array of potential dates helps create a non-committal culture, where even small differences don't seem worth working out, since the next partner could be just a click away, and that Tinder & Co.