Not only the lonely: the social implications of the rise of online dating


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Oxford Abridged Short Talks


Dr Hogan explores values towards online dating, relating them to whether one's friends have dated online and whether social network software or online personals are responsible for the continued rise in popularity of online dating. This presentation will explore the many facets of online dating that have emerged from our recent Pan-European study of couples and relationships. In particular, we find that online dating is now a common part of the tool kit for those seeking a new relationship, regardless of country. We also find that while there are more young people meeting online, older singles appear to be far more active in finding a spouse or partner online.