This year, we took a break from our annual Top Singles contest to compile a package of inside info on the dating scene. And so it is that our social calendars are chockablock full of evenings out in black tie or a little black dress—occasions that have been known to spark a romantic match.
From a dating coach to statisticians, happily married couples to local singles themselves—and two romance writers besides—we checked in with a variety of experts to bring you advice for making the most of the single life in St. Rachel Lockhart-Korris had been alerted by a good friend on the Young Zoo Friends board that another member, Jermal Seward, had some serious boyfriend potential—and that he was attending the 2009 Zootini.
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I'm not interested in one-night stands or casual relationships.
Tinder, America's fast-growing online-dating juggernaut, last week unveiled its first big branding partnership aimed at its core audience of millennial fling-seekers: a neon-drenched video-ad campaign hyping Bud Light's mega-keg party, "Whatever, USA."Meanwhile, over at Tinder's less-youthful rival e Harmony, a recent ad saw its 80-year-old founder counseling a single woman besieged by bridesmaid's invitations to take some time (and, of course, the site's 200-question compatibility quiz) to find that special someone: "Beth, do you want fast or forever?
"Both companies are dominant forces in America's $2.2 billion online-dating industry, which in the last few years has quickly become a bedrock of the American love life.
One in 10 adults now average more than an hour every day on a dating site or app, Nielsen data show.