09/12/2014 09:23 am ET Updated Sep 12, 2014

Marriage Is Going Down. I'm Yelling 'Tinder'

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My immediate reaction to the news that half the United States is still single, as a 36-year-old unmarried woman in New York City, was: a) oh good, there are still single men out there; and b) I blame Tinder. Yes, Tinder.

In the internet economy, choices are endless (you can always swipe left) – and choosing just one person can be impossible when you are always wondering what else could be out there. I want to believe that the multiplicity of choices has led us all to make more refined decisions, but it probably compounds the feeling of just not being ready to decide quite yet.

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