Critical Analysis Of Online Attraction And Relationships
Finkel, E.J., Eastwick, P.W., Karney, B.R., Reis, H.T., & Sprecher, S. (2012). Online dating: A critical analysis from the perspective of psychological science. Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 13(1), 3-66.
The authors explore the prevalence implications of online dating and acknowledge that it may be influencing romantic relationships in unforeseen and unprecedented ways. The significance of this article to the project is that it gives further insight into the concept of similarity versus complementarity well as interpersonal attraction. Through it, the study will benefit from how the author explains the way online dating develops an evaluative mindset even before actual dating begins and continues to do so after a relationship has been established. On one hand, this article will facilitate answering whether Alisha should focus …show more content…
In the context of this project, this article will help explore how the infidelity that results from sexual narcissism affects relationships and how it can be controlled and stopped as part of the possible solutions. Its strength is that it explores the roles of gender and how such roles contribute towards infidelity and the fate of relationships. Specifically, it will provide insight into aspects such as sexual empathy, sexual entitlement and sexual exploitation from the perspective of both genders in the context of interpersonal attraction. Further, by discussing sexual exploitation and sexual narcissism in the same study, the authors also provide an understanding of sexual abuse and how it relates to intimate relationships. However, its key weakness is that it does contribute towards the context of online versus speed dating but that weakness is effectively mitigated by extensive coverage of problems in