“In addition to becoming an influential part of modern dating culture, MDAs facilitate a unique form of mediated communication: dyadic mobile text messages between pairs of users who are not already acquainted.
“Furthermore, mobile dating has paved the way for analysis of these digital interactions via massive sets of data generated by the instant matching and messaging functions of its many platforms at an unprecedented scale.” Over a two year period, Zhang and Yasseri looked at how 400,000 heterosexual singles in 30 of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States communicated online.
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[email protected] published this interesting infographic about the science & art of finding love online, and tries to answer the question: does online dating really make it easier to meet that one-and-only soulmate?
Online dating has made potential partners much more readily available than ever before -- and yet also, somehow, disposable.
The other day I was sitting on a train with a friend as she flicked through profiles on Bumble, an online dating service in which women have to reach out to men first.
In 2015, Pew found that 15 percent of American adults -- and nearly a third of 18- to 24-year-olds -- had used an online dating site or app.
But with a seemingly infinite dating pool, especially in major cities, it can be really hard to figure out who might make a good match, and how to present yourself so as to find one.
How does the community itself influence the user’s experience of online dating?
Online dating communities are a growing industry, like social networking sites, and are similar in that they both provide interpersonal communication with others over the Internet.
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 researchers looked at 19m messages on an unnamed dating app, measuring who initiated conversations, the number of replies received, how long it took users to reply, and the length and content of the messages.
For each message, the team only collected “counts of words, characters, and lines”, in order to reveal the length of the message, saying that “counts of question marks and exclamation marks could indicate, among other things, questions or excitement.” This enabled the team to look at general data trends around dating app use, and how singles behaved when actively using the platforms.
In the following research study, I aim to examine user’s experience of the online dating community, Plenty of Fish (POF).