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Title: Find Me Somebody To Love: Dating Sites, Success Stories, and Location
Authors: Magee, Rachel
Mascaro, Christopher M.
Issue Date: 8-Apr-2011
Publisher: Drexel University. College of Information Science and Technology.
Series/Report no.: IST Research Day 2011 posters
Abstract: While much online dating research focuses on representation (Ellison et al, 2006; Hancock et al, 2007) and selection of profiles (Fiore et al, 2008; Sritharan et al, 2010), less work examines how users define a successful relationship. Many popular dating sites offer successful users the opportunity to share their stories. These stories typically include location, status (Dating, Engaged, or Married), and details about the initial meeting and the relationship. As part of a larger study examining the concept of success across dating sites, we examined the locations of profiles from a sample of user-submitted success stories contributed to Match.com and eHarmony. This novel, cross-site comparison of location and success yields new understandings about online dating behavior in the United States.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1860/3752
Appears in Collections:Research Day Posters (IST)

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