Online dating blog articles samples


22-Jul-2016 00:47

Within the realm of SNS, online dating sites like e Harmony, and even Tinder have also become popular because they are tailored to individuals looking to meet potential mates.

According to Gibbs et al (2010), over ten million Americans have a profile on at least one dating website (p. Internationally, has over twelve-million members (Gibbs, 2006, p.153).

While highly pessimistic, Parks offered evidence that online relationships can not only be successful, but can develop into eventual Ft F interaction.

Before diving into the online dating context, it is relevant to review how communication and URT applies within the realm of SNS’s like Facebook where users know each other.

Furthermore, we will look at case studies specific to online dating sites like and e Harmony.

Gibbs (2006) will provide an in-depth study of members to show that in an online setting, members tend to practice similar uncertainty reduction strategies in anticipation of a Ft F meeting.

Next, it is important to have a basic understanding of how CMC developed and the early schools of thought that analyzed this interaction (Parks, 1996).

A critical premise of our discussion is that people who use online dating sites via CMC are using it in the hope that it will lead to eventual Ft F communication. According to citations in Gudykunst (1987), self-monitoring can be characterized as “self-observation and self-control guided by situational cues to social appropriateness” (Gudykunst, 1987, p. The concept of being a self-monitor will be integral in our discussion of online dating because the information we choose to display online is usually highly selective and for the purpose of attracting a mate for a Ft F interaction.

Finally, URT will refer to the classic theory by Berger (1986) that theorized that humans use specific strategies and cues before divulging more personal information (p. URT will be discussed more thoroughly later in the paper.

Social networking sites have shown to be the main driving force behind online dating and much research has done been on this behalf to show how it is changing the rules of dating, so to speak.

Technology has undoubtedly changed the way that human beings communicate with one another today.

Berger and Calabrese (1975), (Dawkins, 2010) and (Gibbs et al, 2010) will give relevant background information and details. D.) will outline the specific strategies and factors that influence human behavior regarding reducing uncertainty.



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