Like so many individuals these days, Jon H. entrusted his quest for love to online dating sites and apps. First there was Tinder, followed by inefficient stints on Bumble, Plenty of Fish, and OKCupid. Swiped right for so many years. So many unrequited likes and winks. So many disappointments.

Disappointment sums up Oliva Ms pretty well. Experience with online dating. In a decade of reading profiles, she had all four or five dates. It’s not like she expected to find Mr. right after the first date. But four or five dates in a decade?

“Of all the appointments I have attended, there is probably only one man I have had more than three appointments with,” said Olivia M.