Subscriber active since. A new story from The Washington Post's Drew Harwell delves into the dating scene in the Valley, and how the nation's tech elite are beginning to feeling hopeless about their chances of finding a romantic partner. The Post cites dating app fatigue as one of the causes.
Melissa Hobley, an executive at the dating app OkCupid, hears the complaints about the apps regularly and thinks they get a bad rap. We are not an algorithm. But when it comes to the algorithms of love, many say they are losing faith.
The of adults living together out of wedlock has climbed about 30 percent over the last decade, Census data show. But random, serendipitous meetings at a bar or party seem increasingly rare, several singles complained, and virtually every introduction, first sight and flirtation plays out first on screen.
They wonder whether the valley has proven too vexing for even its own dating apps. Report an error Policies and Standards. There were men for every women, compared to about to nationwide, of never-married young people between 25 and 34 in San Jose, U. Census data from show.
Millions across the U. In the San Francisco and San Jose areas, home to dating apps like Coffee Meets Bagel, Zoosk and The League, the marriage rate for adults ages 18 to 49 fell about 6 percent from toCensus data show. In other words, they typically like what they see a bit less. One thing distinguishes the Silicon Valley dating pool: The men-to-women ratio for employed, young singles in the San Jose metro area is higher here than any other major area.
Men make up about 70 percent of the workforces of Apple, Facebook, and Google parent Alphabet, company filings show. The companies are also so big that different departments, with differing gender balances, barely mix. Tech-industry professionals, Andersen said, are often some of the least comfortable pouring their personal desires into a dating app.
By The Washington Post. Silicon Valley singles are giving up on the algorithms of love. Just 1 in every 4 here are married by age These were problems the dating apps offered an ability to fix, with technologies ranging from brute-force mass attraction to personalized profile matching.
Men, in return, say they feel outmatched or overlooked. She now meets guys at do-it-yourself crafting meet-ups and her rock-climbing gym.
And I tell them: What you are looking for does not exist. More in Technology.