This article clarifies issues surrounding the phenomenon of Internet dating.
These issues will be examined in a review of present literature referencing Internet dating.
It becomes a disappointing experience because the interaction online and in person becomes different.
Internet dating itself can be characterized by a "seamless movement between reading descriptions, writing responses, and exchanging messages.
Compared to the effort, awkwardness, risks, and physical embarrassments often associated with 'real world' dating, the Internet can provide some advantages" (Hardey, 2002, p572).
One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app themselves, and many people now know someone else who uses online dating or who has found a spouse or long-term partner via online dating.
General public attitudes towards online dating have become much more positive in recent years, and social networking sites are now playing a prominent role when it comes to navigating and documenting romantic relationships.
In summary, over four months with identical profile content the subjectively most attractive female avatar had maxed out "her" inbox with 528 messages, while the most handsome male account had received just 38.[pullquote source="Keep Inline]All but the most basic online dating sites include some kind of algorithm to try and partner customers up with someone they'll hit it off with, with varying degrees of scientific hype behind their advertising copy.
The notion that "opposites attract" is completely bulldozed over, for the quite legitimate fear of inundating each dater with people they will absolutely despise.
Sociological issues that potentially impact Internet dating include social capital and social support. A conclusion will be offered that details implications for further research.
Keywords Identity; Internet Dating; Social Capital; Social Support; Symbolic Interactionist Perspective From a historical perspective, "Internet dating" can be tracked back to the mid-1960s when early computers were used to match individuals by comparing data derived from questionnaires.
It also promotes deceit because the picture placed in the profile may not be his picture or it may be a picture when he was younger.
Or the personality your chat mate has displayed online is way different from his actual personality. When you connect with a person, you would always have expectations.
Since interactions are not personal, you will have a different mental picture of the person you met online in your head.