Whether it's a salesperson, frenemy, or someone you just need a digital break from for a bit, Apple lets you limit the communication received from the outside world.
If you have people or unknown, annoying numbers that you'd prefer not to see messages or receive phone and Facetime calls from, follow the instructions below. But a perceptive friend might notice that they can never get a hold of you.
When someone in your blocked list calls, they'll be immediately sent to voicemail.
The declining influence comes in large part thanks to the diminishing need for one's parents (or their friends) to play cupid, but also speaks to the blurring of once rigid class borders.
But work, school, community, all of which used to be fertile breeding grounds, have lost their relevancy too.
It underscores the outsized role of friends, who historically have been and still are the likeliest avenue to eventual significant others.
But Rosenfeld's data also says a lot about how much life has changed over the same period.
Weirdly, the amount of people who think it's a good way to meet people has jumped from 44 percent to 59 percent.