One of the areas of our lives where these technological transformations have been especially striking is in the dating scene.
Use of the Internet has changed the way we date, offering both positive and negative consequences.1. One of the best changes is in the way that potential daters meet each other — you don't have to go out to the bar scene unless you really want to.
Specifically, male participants emphasized their positive characteristics more if the potential date was less salient (e.g., email meeting) compared to a more salient condition (e.g., face-to-face meeting) or the control conditions.
Implications for self-presentation theory, online social interaction, and online dating research will be discussed.► We examined deceptive self-presentation in dating.
Trying to decide whether to delve into online dating? There is no doubt that the advances in technology in the last 20 years have changed society and culture.
We live in a world today that would have been impossible to foresee less than a half century ago, and many of these changes have been wrought by computers and connectivity.
If you have any doubts about someone before the first date, you can clear it up easily — it's a win-win situation.5. Social media is an incredible source of information about people.
You can find out just about anything you want to know these days by using a combination of online profiles, Google searches and social media. Possibly, but no more so than what we used to do — ask friends and co-workers what they knew about this person before going too far and agreeing to a date.
This study examined how differences in expectations about meeting impacted the degree of deceptive self-presentation individuals displayed within the context of dating.
You can search the world, since you have international access via the Internet.
And you can meet people without fear of commitment.
► Participants expected to meet a date: face-to-face, email, or not at all.
► There was a control condition with no pretense of dating.
This study examined how differences in expectations about meeting impacted the degree of deceptive self-presentation individuals displayed within the context of dating.You can search the world, since you have international access via the Internet.And you can meet people without fear of commitment.► Participants expected to meet a date: face-to-face, email, or not at all.► There was a control condition with no pretense of dating.Deceptive behavior is common in online dating because personal profiles can be easily manipulated.