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No longer do people rely solely on their social circles to find mates.Instead, ask anyone dating in this city: To overcome barriers such as a lack of time, too much choice and a lopsided female-to-male ratio, New Yorkers use an assortment of online and mobile dating apps, dating coaches and matchmakers to find the proverbial “one.” City residents have for years had a reputation for working long hours, and with good cause.Today, 15% of American adults utilize online dating, which, along with mobile, generates the majority of the industry’s .4 billion in revenue.“The Internet has become the largest context for meeting a new dating partner, more so than through friends, religious groups, bars, work and school,” said Justin Garcia, an evolutionary biologist and sex researcher at Indiana University’s Kinsey Institute and co-author of the annual Singles in America survey.Michael Adams (not his real name) is a typical client.In the three years since he first began online dating, the 30-year-old video editor from Queens had landed less than one date every two months or so, often with women he knew were wrong for him.Dating coaches go beyond just helping to find a match and also work on clients’ self-presentation and social skills.“Online dating can help you get a date,” said Chris Luna, “but it doesn’t guarantee that you have the social skills to build the right emotional connection and then move things along intimately.” Luna owns Craft of Charisma on Canal Street, through which he offers services from 0 to ,000 to help men choose the appropriate dating site, set up a profile, hire a photographer and even consult on selecting the most optimal shots.
Two months later, he was going on several dates a week. Too many fish Like most online daters these days, Ross spends most of her online-dating time on her smartphone.The Dating Ring also offers a premium membership starting at ,500 per year, and combines traditional matchmaking with coaching.While Tessler would not disclose the company’s number of clients, she did say that one in every 4.5 Dating Ring matches results in a first date, and 50% of those first dates lead to second ones.For or per month, the matchmaker scours the Dating Ring’s database for a match, and sends clients a match every one or two weeks, depending on the tier of service.Should the client approve the match, a private text-messaging line is set up for communication and, hopefully, date setting.
“I’ve dated guys for two months here and there, and for different reasons we’d break up,” Ross said, “maybe because our schedules didn’t align, or it just wasn’t forever.” But like a lot of single New Yorkers, Ross is looking for forever.