Studies about online dating how to be more accommodating
Societal changes have caused the most private of matters to be taken online.
Online communities of users seeking romantic connections by displaying themselves not only as users, but as a potential partners, is a signifier of the liberal, technologically-dependant era we are currently in.
Increasingly, human interactions are being communicated by means of electronic, Internet-based medias.
Readily available programs and websites facilitate easy transference of messages, thus rendering space and time irrelevant.
The users of a free community may be less serious, or less involved with utilizing the service compared to users who pay to be members of an inclusive community.
The free quality of Plenty of Fish could also mean that it has a more diverse body of users due to its inclusivity.
How does the community itself influence the user’s experience of online dating?
This deals with the user’s reasons for joining, their activities and usage of the community, their perception of the community, and their opinions of positive and negative aspects of the community.
Within this perspective, my position as a researcher constantly be taken into account because my view of the topics and content found will naturally impact the interpretations I make.
Although this sample will provide only a snapshot of a very particular area (city of Ottawa and the Plenty of Fish community) from the male point of view, it demonstrates the overall phenomenon of online dating communities and will display concepts common to the general experience of online daters involved in Internet dating communities.
This is a hermeneutical phenomenological study wherein the central purpose is to interpret and describe the user’s experience of the Plenty of Fish online dating community.
What are the negative/unsuccessful aspects of the community?