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I’m a single 32-year-old—young enough to be considered a “millennial” by some, but old enough that my Facebook feed overflows with announcements of marriages and babies.

I always press “Like.” But privately, I feel left behind in what Vanity Fair described last August as a “dating apocalypse.” Of course, plenty of single men and women like me don’t seek out one-night stands.

One speed-dating company in New York City, for example, holds a gathering almost every day.

SMELL-O-VISION The cover illustration for the story “Dating in a Digital World,” by Eli J. Mating involves exchanging pheromones, which provide information used by the brain outside of conscious thought.

This tiny structure hides about one centimeter inside the nose in each nostril along the middle wall, where it can sample each inhalation for pheromones.

Reis and Susan Sprecher, places the two people in perfect position for the function of the vomeronasal organ.

Until we develop some technique to transfer pheromone information via the computer screen, we will be at a loss to complete the biological process that initiates the mating protocol for our species. Editors' note: For more information on the vomeronasal organ, see “Sex and the Secret Nerve,” by R.