We seek “spiritual, intellectual, social, as well as sexual soul mates,” the sociologist Jessica Carbino told podcast.
She said she regarded this self-imposed ambition as “absolutely unreasonable.”If the journey toward coupling is more formidable than it used to be, it’s also more lonesome.
A 2012 paper co-written by Rosenfeld found that the share of straight couples who met online rose from about zero percent in the mid-1990s to about 20 percent in 2009.
Gone are the days when young generations inherited religions and occupations and life paths from their parents as if they were unalterable strands of DNA.
In a new paper awaiting publication, Rosenfeld finds that the online-dating phenomenon shows no signs of abating.