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.But is dating online that different from the traditional methods on a psychological level?
In contrast to social networking sites, online dating communities are tailored specifically to users who are looking for a romantic partner, connection, or encounter.
The central questions this research study intends to answer are: what is the user’s experience of the online dating community, POF?
How does the community itself influence the user’s experience of online dating?
Believe the internet dating companies and it’s all sweetness and light, with wedding bells ringing in the distance; believe the media scare stories and it’s all lying, cheating, perverted social misfits. Fortunately, now there’s enough research to suggest what’s really going on.
So, here are my 10 favourite psychological insights on internet dating.