Internet dating journal articles

07 Apr

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.

They make worse matches than just using a random site.

About the Authors I agree wholeheartedly that so-called scientific dating sites are totally off-base.

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.

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.