Studies on online dating

15-Mar-2017 17:49 by 2 Comments

Studies on online dating

In the following research study, I aim to examine user’s experience of the online dating community, Plenty of Fish (POF).

Within this perspective, my position as a researcher constantly be taken into account because my view of the topics and content found will naturally impact the interpretations I make.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.Although it is an international website, users are grouped according to their local area, unless they wish to search users in a different, specific area.Membership in this community is free, which differentiates it form other major dating communities like e Harmony, Lava Life or What are the negative/unsuccessful aspects of the community?

As for delimitations, I will focus specifically on the free online dating community, Plenty of Fish, and users who are aged 23-30 living in Ottawa, Ontario.

Why do users join and participate in online dating communities?

And, what are positive/successful aspects of the community?

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.

This concept is ideal for facilitating online dating networks where users seek to explore many users with the same intimate-based goals for using the community.

The prevalence of online dating is also a signifier of the over-stimulated and excessive nature of current society.