Senior Project Advisor

Graham, James M., 1974-

Document Type

Project

Publication Date

Winter 2019

Keywords

Relationships, Online communication, Dating apps, Tinder

Abstract

With over 10 million daily users, dating apps have changed the way many people around the world seek out and discover relationships. Current research shows there are many reasons people use apps such as Tinder and Bumblebee. This study seeks to expand on this research and explore the relationship between the motivations with which users begin, the unfolding process of connection, and the outcomes with which they end. We are in the process of collecting quantitative and qualitative data from a sample of undergraduate students. We will use the data to identify common patterns of app usage, describing the variations in the process from initial motivation, to reactions to stimulus characteristics, to initial on-line communication, and to in-person meetings. We will also present preliminary psychometric data on a dating app outcomes scale.

Department

Psychology

Subjects - Topical (LCSH)

Online dating; Dating (Social customs); Internet--Social aspects; College students--Attitudes; Motivation (Psychology)

Genre/Form

student projects; term papers

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

Included in

Psychology Commons

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