Online Dating : A Critical Analysis From The Perspective Of Psychological Science

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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 on online matchmaking or speed dating from a business point of view. On the other hand, it fails to provide a scientific explanation of the functioning of online dating and instead focuses on how access, communication and matching are achieved although such focus will help understand theories of interpersonal attraction. However, by touching on how men and women perceive online versus speed dating, this article will enable the project address relationship issues from the perspective of the genders.
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