But those are just two in the plethora of dating apps and websites. There are big names like Tinder, OkCupid and Hinge. But there are lots of niche apps that target specific groups. For example, there's JDate and JSwipe for Jews; Tindog connects dogs and owners alike; High There is for marijuana enthusiasts; and of course there's Sizzl, exclusively for bacon lovers.
As people spend more time on their phones, so much of the dating world has moved there with them.
So what happened to meeting people in person?
Lisa Bonos tried to find out. Bonos writes and edits pieces about single life and dating for The Washington Post's Solo-ish blog. She recently took a three-month break from dating apps and tried to meet people IRL. Bonos ___1.记录，同步___ her app fast in a recent blog post and talked about what she learned with NPR's Michel Martin.
On how important the Internet is for modern dating
If you want to be meeting people and going on dates on a regular basis, yes it's important. If you want to go on one date a week, you are going to have to ___2.求助，利用___ the Internet, or all of your friends to set you up.
On the increased pressure she felt going offline
Anytime I was in a situation where there might be single people, like a bar or party, which did not happen every night, I would be like, "Oh my gosh, I'm in a situation where I could meet someone. I need to talk to more than one person." In one situation I ended up talking to two people and ___3.割舍___ a perfectly good conversation to go talk to somebody else. Turned out, he was married.
On what she learned from the experience
My takeaway from the time away is that I might do it more often. Just take a breath when I'm feeling overwhelmed I might not say, "For three months I'm not going to use the apps." But maybe two days or three days.
Lisa Bonos想一探究竟。她是《华盛顿邮报》单身博客的编辑，负责编写、整理单身生活和相亲类的文章。最近，她舍弃了婚恋应用，花了三个月的时间投身于线下相亲。她在最近一篇博文里快速更新了应用记录，并和NPR的Michel Martin分享了她的一些心得体会。