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Online dating system design and relational decision making: Choice, algorithms, and control

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STEPHANIE T TONG
JEFFREY T HANCOCK
RICHARD B SLATCHER
Personal Relationships
2016

Abstract: One of the most popular ways to initiate romantic relationships today is through online dating. Typical dating systems follow one of three formats, see-and-screen (eg, Match. com), algorithm (eg, eHarmony. com), and blended (eg, OkCupid. com), which differ in the amount of individual control and algorithmic involvement they offer users. Do different features affect daters' decisions and expectations regarding relational development with selected partners? Study 1 indicated that although daters appreciated the personal control ...

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