Online dating and research

17-Jan-2017 16:35

Everyone has a friend or two who takes that much longer to respond to emails because they just don’t ever check their accounts, who don’t want to join social networks and who never pop up on IM and gmail-chat. This report details how teens are using technology and the internet to shape and mold their romantic relationships.Online dating communities are a growing industry, like social networking sites, and are similar in that they both provide interpersonal communication with others over the Internet.In contrast to social networking sites, online dating communities are tailored specifically to users who are looking for a romantic partner, connection, or encounter.Because of a nondisclosure agreement, the researchers can't reveal the exact source of their subjects, describing it only as an "established, marriage-oriented, subscription-based dating site" from which they randomly selected 1855 people, all based in New York City.Besides photographs, each user's profile could include any number of personal details including age, height, weight, education, marital status, number of children, and smoking and drinking habits.In the following research study, I aim to examine user’s experience of the online dating community, Plenty of Fish (POF).

Readily available programs and websites facilitate easy transference of messages, thus rendering space and time irrelevant.Technology is a source of support and communication as well as tension, and couples say it has both good and bad impacts on their relationships.One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app; 66% of them have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or app, and 23% have met a spouse or long term partner through these sites.Click on the image to view the full infographic (and then again on the graphic to enlarge).Demand for online dating services is on the rise, specially niche dating networks, and a new wave of mobile applications will bring online dating to even more people.

Readily available programs and websites facilitate easy transference of messages, thus rendering space and time irrelevant.Technology is a source of support and communication as well as tension, and couples say it has both good and bad impacts on their relationships.One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app; 66% of them have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or app, and 23% have met a spouse or long term partner through these sites.Click on the image to view the full infographic (and then again on the graphic to enlarge).Demand for online dating services is on the rise, specially niche dating networks, and a new wave of mobile applications will bring online dating to even more people.Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. Now that we spend so much time online, our digital…