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In this city of digital natives and first adopters, the apps were successful at attracting users: Many singles here say they cling to the apps, even though they doubt they'll help, because they're effectively a requirement for the dating scene - and because they think everyone else is addicted to them, too.
"It's almost like Stockholm syndrome," one male software engineer said.
Silicon Valley workers "are in the business of scalable, quick solutions and love takes time, she said.
less Melissa Hobley, an executive at the dating app Ok Cupid, hears the complaints about the apps regularly and thinks they get a bad rap.
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She now meets guys at do-it-yourself crafting meet-ups and her rock-climbing gym.
"I didn't want to rely on the algorithms anymore," she said.
The number of adults living together out of wedlock has climbed about 30 percent over the last decade, Census data show. But it's unclear how successful those apps are for life-long romance: 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 between 20, Census data show. But the area's gender imbalance has dampened even the act of finding a match.
There are thousands of men and women looking for love or friendship in Silicon Valley, California.