Once upon a time, internet dating was a vaguely embarrassing pursuit. Who wanted to be one of those lonely hearts trolling the singles bars of cyberspace? These days, however, the New York Times Vows section —famous for its meet-cute stories of the blissfully betrothed—is full of couples who trumpet the love they found through Ok Cupid or Tinder. Today an estimated one-third of marrying couples in the U.
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Will we just bumble through as best we can — or swipe left for good? For two months, John Chidley-Hill came home after his evening shift, turned off the lights, lay in bed and stared at his phone. Similar stories have played out in countless bedrooms over the past decade. Last year, analytics firm eMarketer projected the user growth of dating apps would soon slow from an estimated 6. While that still translates to thousands of people joining every year, eMarketer said, trends also point increasingly to users — presumably, fed up at a lack of results with their current platforms — switching from one service to another. When it comes to how many people are actually quitting dating apps, hard numbers are scant.
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