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The Influence of Technology on Romantic Relationships: Understanding Online Dating

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Stephanie Tom Tong
Jeffrey T Hancock
Richard B Slatcher
Springer International Publishing

Abstract: A culture's social fabric is deeply dependent on how its members establish romantic bonds. What happens when the way those bonds are formed is radically changed over the course of a single generation? This is the case with the rise of online dating, which is now the second most common way for people to meet a romantic partner. Despite existing research exploring issues such as mate selection, self-presentation, and impressions, we still do not know how online dating systems affect people's perceptions—about technology ...