"And mostly they're pretty unfounded." Rosenfeld, who has been keeping tabs on the dating lives of more than 3,000 people, has gleaned many insights about the growing role of apps like Tinder.
They are important today — roughly one of every four straight couples now meet on the Internet.
Indeed, most relationship counselors, including The Rules Girls, Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, agree that logging on can be a great way to meet your match. Online dating services also can be a good option if you frequently travel for work or have children or other responsibilities that make going out to meet people difficult.
What's more, you're not confined to the area where you live.
However, some people think the Internet does not help with marriage.
Whether you meet online, at work, or in a bar, email has become an integral part of most relationships, so you need to be prepared to handle a cyber relationship.
A new report says most Americans think online dating is a good way to meet people.
Almost 60 per cent of Internet users said there is nothing wrong with trying to find a partner on the Internet.
Many online daters read profiles of people they know. Most online daters have met someone who was very different from their profile.
About two years ago I arranged to meet for coffee with a woman I had corresponded with online.
Is it creating a new reality in which people actively avoid real-life interactions?