Interpersonal communication 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.
Choosing an online love interest allows users to be very picky in terms of the qualities they are looking for in a partner.
Online dating is also a signifier of the time-poor society we live in because it allows users to “shop” for a lover at any time that is convenient for them.
The prevalence of online dating is also a signifier of the over-stimulated and excessive nature of current society.
Generally, society is accustom to having wide varieties of everything from cereal to cars to choose from, and online dating contributes to this notion because it provides a large body of potential lovers to choose from.
As for delimitations, I will focus specifically on the free online dating community, Plenty of Fish, and users who are aged 23-30 living in Ottawa, Ontario.The quick, efficient manner of Internet-based medias allow for easy access to users who want to examine a lot of content in an organized format within a short amount of time.This concept is ideal for facilitating online dating networks where users seek to explore many users with the same intimate-based goals for using the community.It will only take into consideration the experiences of 4 users from the Ottawa, Ontario Plenty of Fish community.Included in this sample size are 4 men between the ages of 23 and 30.