February 19, at 7: February 19, at She now meets guys at do-it-yourself crafting meet-ups and her rock-climbing gym. Sign up for our new Morning Report weekday newsletter. Melissa Hobley, an executive at the dating app OkCupid, hears the complaints about the apps regularly and thinks they get a bad rap.
They wonder whether the valley has proven too vexing for even its own dating apps. The men-to-women ratio for employed, young singles in the San Jose metro area is higher here than any other major area. 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. 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. Like our Facebook page for more conversation and news coverage from San Jose, the Bay Area and beyond. The number of adults living together out of wedlock has climbed about 30 percent over the last decade, Census data show. Millions across the U. Among couples who had been together for five years or less, 88 percent said they had met their partner offline — no dating app required.
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 to , Census data show. 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.
In this city of digital natives and first adopters, the apps were successful at attracting users: In other words, they typically like what they see a bit less. 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.
We are not an algorithm. Stay up to date with our free mobile app. Get it from the Apple app store or the Google Play store. Some are also staggeringly hyper-selective: And I tell them: What you are looking for does not exist. Did you vote for Trump? Her services are pricey: To those who balk at the price, she offers an alternative: