In the NYT, Alex Williams describes a new world of courtship in which dates have been replaced by last minute group hangouts organized via text messages. According to one thirty year-old woman, what we now considering dating is “one step below a date, and one step above a high-five.” For what its worth, that’s about as far as I got in high school.

+ In New York, there is a new “Proposal Concierge” firm that helps make sure that your proposal is creative and goes well. Hey, these days, if you can’t write, direct and produce a viral proposal video on your own, then you’re not ready for real love.

+ From The Atlantic: The High Price of Being Single in America.