Online Dating Analysis

1274 Words 5 Pages
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
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By adapting the multifaceted approach, the article will enable this project to present comprehensive perspectives on why relationships fail or succeed and recommend credible solutions. The usefulness of this article in explaining the nature of relationships from the perspective of Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love cannot be overlooked. It explores several combinations of commitment, intimacy and passion to understand whether a relationship is founded, on one hand, friendship or liking, or, on the other hand limerence or infatuation. A key strength is the way attraction and intimacy and their impacts on relationships are addressed. Since the authors also discuss the correlations between attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance, the article will contribute significantly towards the aspects of how relationships are initiated and developed in the context of online versus speed …show more content…
(2008). Relationship to perpetrator, disclosure, social reactions and PTSD symptoms in child sexual abuse survivors. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 16(1), 1169-1182.
The author studied a wide range of relationship problems arising from child sexual abuse but with specific regards to this project, the author explains how survivors of child sexual abuse more often than not suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This article is particularly significant to this project because just like the case study, the author explores how delayed disclosure of sexual abuse from a relative impacts one’s future relationships. Equally important is the way the author addresses the fact that child sexual abuse by a relative is a determining factor in enabling or failing to enable intimacy in adulthood. Although this article’s only focus is on the effects of sexual abuse on relationships, it contributes considerably to the project because it addresses the topic from an early stage in life, providing for a logical approach. Further, exclusively focusing on sexual abuse also forms its key

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