CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR - Feb 6 - In 1995, when Match.com began the online dating scene, finding a partner online was something you might keep to yourself. Even in 2005, 29% of Americans called it "desperate;" by 2013, that was down to 21%. Today, ~60M people use dating sites. The average age of first marriage climbed up 7 years for both genders since 1960: now age 27 for women, and 29 for men. Online dating critics often suggest that websites' endless array of potential dates helps create a non-committal culture. One third of unmarried Americans 25- 34 say financial insecurity is holding them back from marriage.