Specifically, what data from or about Tinder, and other matchmaking apps or websites could tell us about who is using them, how they're using them, and how many people are actually hooking up or getting married as a May 2013, when it found that 11 percent of American adults have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps.Tinder, which is now one of the most popular apps and the central focus of the Vanity Fair piece, launched in 2012.

But in Redwood, like rural outposts all over the US, I knew about people's love lives before we'd even been introduced.

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Interview subjects who gave various colorful observations also supported this premise.

While Sales talked to young people in Indiana and Delaware, most of the subjects quoted in her piece are from New York City -- and I don't think it's an accident that especially cringe-worthy quotes come from young men who referred to the concept of having millions of potential mates as a transactional market, an unending game of musical beds.-- which went as far as to use the term "dating apocalypse" -- suggest, some people will always see new communication technologies as inescapable black holes of moral turpitude that enable people to do or try things they might not otherwise be comfortable with.

Redwood is a 600-person hamlet along a tiny speck of road 10 miles from the Canadian border in rural New York.

This is the "North Country;" a term for an outlier region of the state beyond the tundras of Syracuse, Albany, and even Rochester.

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Interestingly, more than 15% of adults say that they have used either mobile dating apps or an online dating site at least once in the past.

Online dating services are now the second most popular way to meet a partner.

More and more of us insist on outsourcing our love-lives to spreadsheets and algorithms.