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HDF 304 Lecture Online Dating-student version

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Online Dating A Review of What We Know
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A Little History Development of Emails-1980’s Launch of Matchmaker.com-1986 Development of the World Wide Web-1990s Commercial release of web browsers-1993 Launch of Match.com-1995 (311M in 2006) 16 million internet users-1995 Launch of Eharmony-2000 (165M in 2006) 360 million internet users-2005
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Prevalence > 800 sites 11% internet users (16 million people) 74% have utilized the web for romance $470 million in 2004 Age 55 and older
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A Booming Industry Singles Marital expectations Delayed marriage Technology and consumerism
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Description Marketing oneself through a profile Photos Cost Browse vs matching
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What’s Being Done in the Research? Reviews and qualitative research*** Quantitative research
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Qualitative Attitudes (grad vs ugs, internet affinity) Self-Presentation Online (amplified cues) Honesty (crafting attractive profiles)
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Qualitative (cont.) Attractiveness Gender (photos, height) Online Behavior (turn-taking, trust) Meeting Offline (1 st meeting as determinate of relationship progression)
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