Readily available programs and websites facilitate easy transference of messages, thus rendering space and time irrelevant.
The quick, efficient manner of Internet-based medias allow for easy access to users who want to examine a lot of content in an organized format within a short amount of time.
Reis (University of Rochester), and Susan Sprecher (Illinois State University) take a comprehensive look at the access, communication, and matching services provided by online dating sites.
Although many dating sites tout the superiority of partner matching through the use of “scientific algorithms,” the authors find that there is little evidence that these algorithms can predict whether people are good matches or will have chemistry with one another.
The authors’ overarching assessment of online dating sites is that scientifically, they just don’t measure up.
As online dating matures, however, it is likely that more and more people will avail themselves of these services, and if development — and use — of these sites is guided by rigorous psychological science, they may become a more promising way for people to meet their perfect partners. Finkel discuss the science behind online dating at the 24th APS Annual Convention.
ABSTRACT: Conclusion: This is the first study to demonstrate that online communication predicts the initiation of offline sexual and romantic activity as early as adolescence.
Increasingly, human interactions are being communicated by means of electronic, Internet-based medias.
Social scientists have confirmed what most singletons have known for years: Online dating is a crapshoot. But the sites also reduce daters into two-dimensional profiles and often overwhelms them with potential choices. It gives opportunities to singles who otherwise wouldn’t have them,” says Eli J.
In contrast to social networking sites, online dating communities are tailored specifically to users who are looking for a romantic partner, connection, or encounter.
In the following research study, I aim to examine user’s experience of the online dating community, Plenty of Fish (POF).
The experience a user has is based upon their reasons for participating, the level of their involvement in the community, and the qualities the community offers to its users.
The central questions this research study intends to answer are: what is the user’s experience of the online dating community, POF?
Further, some of the mediating effects of these technologies – in particular, the hypercommunication – may have specific implications for the nature of intimacy in the global era.