In this article, we present some of the key findings of our research on online dating in Australia, in order to foster a debate about the sociological impacts on intimacy in the postmodern world.
Based on a web audit of more than 60 online dating sites and in-depth interviews with 23 users of online dating services, we argue that recent global trends are influencing the uptake of online technologies for the purposes of forming intimate relations.
But the more she lingers on the site, she says, the harder it is to settle on any one suitor.
She blames online dating for her inability to determine who, precisely, qualifies as her perfect match.
Men were asked to rank drawings of women’s hair styles: a back-combed updo, a Patty Duke bob.
Online dating has become an increasingly acceptable way for “singles” to meet appropriate partners.
But this phenomenon is only applicable for those people who aren’t really looking for long-term love.
They may not willingly admit this to their friends and family as they complain that there are just too many choices, but the reality is that an online dater will never really find satisfaction if she doesn’t know for whom she’s actually searching.
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