Nor did the increase of internet dating precede the chorus of self-styled specialists whom bemoan the shopping mentality among singles.

Nor did the increase of internet dating precede the chorus of self-styled specialists whom bemoan the shopping mentality among singles. Matchmakers, dating coaches, self-help writers, and so on have now been chiding lonely singles—single ladies especially—about “romantic checklists” since well ahead of the advent associated with Web. (an unhealthy behavior likened to shopping and related…