Joe Amon, The Denver Post. Christina Newman says her short list of requirements for a prospective suitor sounds shallow to her now. At age 25, Newman signed up for the online dating service CatholicMatch. Singlehood has become a more attractive and feasible lifestyle in recent decades, yet many singles, especially those who are religious, would like to couple. A boom in online dating attests to that. In the past five decades, the percentage of married persons ages 35 to 44 has fallen to 69 percent of men in from 88 percent in , according the U. Census Bureau. For women, it has fallen to 72 percent from 87 percent.