I don't know if I'm going to be able to control myself!
One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app themselves, and many people now know someone else who uses online dating or who has found a spouse or long-term partner via online dating.
"I didn't know how I was going to meet someone, especially when with what little free time I had I wanted to spend it with my friends." Heeding advice from friends living in New York City, Allison turned to the Internet.
"There weren't a lot of people using the Internet to date back then," she says.
I figured I could suffer for a bit in the meantime. I got a hefty hospital bill for a surgery earlier that year. A few months earlier, I stopped by the office on a late-weeknight assignment. The land of business plazas was a veritable ghost town, a blank spot on the map, stripped naked from the daytime bustle. My parents stressed achievement, but championed leisure.