Are you carefully weighing every factor that makes someone a good romantic match?
Not according to a study of more than 1 million interactions on a dating website published this week in the .
An important aspect of the way in which the Internet influences our everyday life is the way in which it reconfigures not only how we communicate, but also with whom we communicate; how we meet people but also who we meet.
This theme of ‘reconfiguring access’ is an important element of several of our research projects.
Because of a nondisclosure agreement, the researchers can't reveal the exact source of their subjects, describing it only as an "established, marriage-oriented, subscription-based dating site" from which they randomly selected 1855 people, all based in New York City.
High says previous research on online dating has focused on how people present themselves in their profiles.
Pew conducted this survey of 2,001 adults between June 10 and July 12, 2015.
When you’re online dating, why do you swipe left on one person and swipe right on another?
High and Crystal Wotipka, lead author of the study and graduate teaching assistant in the UI’s Department of Communication Studies, wanted to know how people who use these sites respond to different ways people present themselves online.
What they discovered is most people in their study were drawn to individuals whose profiles were positive but not over-the-top glowing. If you can name something or provide people with a link to get there, then do it.