FORBES - Mar 10 - At a panel at SXSW in Austin, Greg Liberman, the CEO of Spark Networks, spoke about the history of online dating. Mobile has completely taken over dating. Singles, especially those in their twenties, love texting to get to know people. 50% of those aged 21-to 26 report texting a few times a day before going on a date. 68% of singles still think it's important to talk on the phone before a face-to-face date. Dating is now a 24 hour a day activity. 44% check their phone first thing in the morning. A quarter of all singles aged 21 to 26 actually sleep with their phone in bed with them.