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Looking for Love in so many Places: Characteristics of Online Daters and Speed Daters

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posted on 17.10.2011, 10:17 by Monica T. Whitty, Tom Buchanan
This study examined the characteristics of individuals who are more likely to engage in speed dating and online dating, and the types of people who are more likely to prefer these forms of dating. Older individuals and those who scored high on shyness were more likely to have tried online dating. Older individuals, those who scored high on shyness, and those who had tried online dating were more likely to consider using it in the future. Younger individuals were more likely to have tried speed dating. Those who had already tried speed dating were more likely to consider using it in the future. We argue here that online dating offers some advantages for shy individuals.

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Citation

Interpersona: An International Journal on Personal Relationships, 2009, 3(2), pp. 63-86.

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Published in

Interpersona: An International Journal on Personal Relationships

Publisher

International Center for Interpersonal Relationship Research / Brazilian Association for Interpersonal Relationship Research

issn

1981-6472

Copyright date

2009

Available date

17/10/2011

Publisher version

http://interpersona.org/

Notes

'Interpersona: An International Journal on Personal Relationships' is an Open Access journal. Articles published in this journal are freely available from the journal's website.

Language

en