A Story of Online Dating<br />					By: Katie V. Lefevre<br />       Image by CurlyFries, Flikr<br />
Once upon a time... <br />There was NO online dating!<br />Image by NoshWithMe, Flikr<br />
Image by NoshWithMe, Flikr<br />Then humans created online dating hubs.<br />
	        Image by NoshWithMe, Flikr<br />With that extra work,<br />& A LOT of human capital to produce a culture of socia...
Image by NoshWithMe, Flikr<br />Dating was changed forever!<br />The End.<br />
Image by NoshWithMe, Flikr<br />…Or so we thought!<br />
	       Image by favspotting, Flikr<br />The history<br />What Is E-dating?<br />
“Online dating or Internet dating is a dating system which allows individuals, couples and groups to make contact and comm...
PBS. “Evolution.” Accessed May 16, 2011.http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/faq/cat06.html.<br />So, homo sapiens ha...
But we have only been ‘online dating’ for<br />300 years. And…<br />LiveScience. “The 300-Year History of Internet Dating....
Image by phan_quoctuan, Flikr<br />…“in the days to come, the online dating society will have fully strong and deep penetr...
The Location<br />Image bybixentro, Flikr<br />Where Is Online Dating?<br />
  Image by Prince of the Blue Moon, Flikr<br />Online dating has transpired the globe.<br />ScienceDirect. “Structure And ...
…Across different cultures.<br />Image by Yashar, Flikr<br />
Yet, <br />where is <br />e-dating, <br />...really?<br />Image by NastassiaA. Davis, Flikr<br />
Dating Headshots. “Headshots for Internet Dating.” Accessed May 20, 2011. http://www.datingheadshots.com/headshots-for-int...
Online Dating Magazine. “Online Dating Depression.” Accessed May 16, 2011. http://www.onlinedatingmagazine.com/datingoffic...
The ISSUES<br />	      Image byfilmDIY, Flikr<br />Why Is It Complicated?<br />
	     Image by *karla, Flikr<br />Critics say online dating can’t be true love…<br />The Guardian. “Internet Dating Unplug...
ABC. “Internet Marriages More Likely to End in Divorce?” Accessed May 17, 2011.http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=3080313&p...
…Others still think online dating is desperate.<br />Image by kitesarefun, Flikr<br />
But what if e-dating gives nerdy girls a chance?<br />Image byfilmDIY, Flikr<br />
World of Psychology. “Who Uses Internet Dating?” Accessed May 16th, 2011. http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2009/07/23...
Forbes. “Online Dating Sites Flirt with Record Growth.” Accessed May 19, 2011. http://www.forbes.com/2009/01/06/online-dat...
Some say online dating is heteronormative.<br />Image by Hello Soto, Flikr<br />
Love to Know. “Gay and Lesbian Online Dating.” Accessed May 20, 2011. http://dating.lovetoknow.com/Gay_and_Lesbian_Online_...
E-dating even has it’s own language <br />		  Image byfilmDIY, Flikr<br />
Where you must<br />read between the lines.<br />Image by Jennuine Captures, Flikr<br />
Image by Russian Girls Dating, Flikr<br /> It also has its own code of ethics!<br />ArticleSphere. “Dating Ethics – A Ques...
…That cover age<br />?<br />Image by adult4job, Flikr<br />
And visual expectations?<br />Image by Cali4beach, Flikr<br />
Online Dating Service Statistics. “Marriage Statistics.” Accessed May 20, 2011.http://onlinedatingServicestatistics.blogsp...
…Even ‘brokener’ of hearts now that our gadgets store convenient break-up apps. <br />TIME Healthland. “Text Leads to Sex ...
Despite all this, some<br />people find their future families online.<br />		                       Image bylu-d, Flikr<br />
	Image by S1_disco, Flikr<br />Others find that only their computers share a relationship.<br />
But what if everyone’s doing it?<br />Image byjoeywan, Flikr<br />
If we fail to go with the flow of e-relationships…,<br />       Image by phan_quoctuan, Flikr<br />
Do we then miss out?<br />On the future of dating?<br />Image by Phalaenopsis Aphrodite, Flikr<br />
Image by audracusak, Flikr<br />THE FUTURE<br />What’s In Store?<br />
Online dating is NOT just a personal activity.<br />Image by subway_der_club, Flikr<br />
It’s a multi-million dollar institution.<br />Image byeflon, Flikr<br />
…that’s becoming increasingly embedded<br />…into our cultural infrastructure.<br /> 			         Image by audracusak, Flik...
Image byfilmDIY, Flikr<br /> “6 hours of search and e-mailing for 1 cup of coffee…”<br />http://bigthink.com/ideas/20749<b...
Image by doug88888, Flikr<br />We must ask ourselves,<br />is this natural?<br />
Image By S1_disco,  Flikr<br />Or, has our quest for love <br />- gone too far?<br />
Image by majgicdating1, Flikr<br />Are<br />we<br />just in love…<br />with our gadgets?<br />http://iphonedatingapps.com/...
Image by bobbydassler, Flikr<br />…perhaps with ourselves?<br />Hooking Up Smart. “Are You Dating a Narcissist?’ Accessed ...
But in the end,<br />isn’t love…<br />    Image by busrah, Flikr<br />
simply love?<br />Image by Just Amber, Flikr<br />
All Photos Provided By Flikr’s Creative Commons<br />*<br />Thank You! <br />		Image by Matthew Baldwin, Flikr<br />
        Image by Quasimodem, Flikr<br />ABC. “Internet Marriages More Likely to End in Divorce?” Accessed May 17, 2011.<br...
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  1. 1. A Story of Online Dating<br /> By: Katie V. Lefevre<br /> Image by CurlyFries, Flikr<br />
  2. 2. Once upon a time... <br />There was NO online dating!<br />Image by NoshWithMe, Flikr<br />
  3. 3. Image by NoshWithMe, Flikr<br />Then humans created online dating hubs.<br />
  4. 4. Image by NoshWithMe, Flikr<br />With that extra work,<br />& A LOT of human capital to produce a culture of social media…<br />
  5. 5. Image by NoshWithMe, Flikr<br />Dating was changed forever!<br />The End.<br />
  6. 6. Image by NoshWithMe, Flikr<br />…Or so we thought!<br />
  7. 7. Image by favspotting, Flikr<br />The history<br />What Is E-dating?<br />
  8. 8. “Online dating or Internet dating is a dating system which allows individuals, couples and groups to make contact and communicate with each other over the Internet, usually with the objective of developing a personal romantic or sexual relationship. …”<br /> -Wikipedia<br />Wikipedia. “Online Dating Service.” Accessed May 18, 2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_dating<br />Image by majgicdating1, Flikr<br />
  9. 9. PBS. “Evolution.” Accessed May 16, 2011.http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/faq/cat06.html.<br />So, homo sapiens have been mating for 100 000 years.<br /> Image by Ailsa Ogden/Binkacrosstich, Flikr<br />
  10. 10. But we have only been ‘online dating’ for<br />300 years. And…<br />LiveScience. “The 300-Year History of Internet Dating.” Accessed May 15, 2011. http://www.livescience.com/3362-300-year-history-internet-dating.html.<br />Image by audracusak, Flikr<br />
  11. 11. Image by phan_quoctuan, Flikr<br />…“in the days to come, the online dating society will have fully strong and deep penetrating roots, and thus a strong and enduring foundation that will hardly tumble down ever.”<br /> -Online Dating Expert, Francis K. Githinji. <br />Article Trader. “Online Dating Society Its Growth And Influence Can Not Certainly Be Ignored.” Accessed May 18, 2011. http://www.articletrader.com/society/dating/online-dating-society-its-growth-and-influence-can-not-certainly-be-ignored.html.<br />
  12. 12. The Location<br />Image bybixentro, Flikr<br />Where Is Online Dating?<br />
  13. 13. Image by Prince of the Blue Moon, Flikr<br />Online dating has transpired the globe.<br />ScienceDirect. “Structure And Time Evolution of An Internet Dating Community.” Accessed May 20, 2011.http://www.sciencedirect.com/science_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6VD1-4BYNRWX-1&_user=1025668&_coverDate=05%2F31%2F2004&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=gateway&_origin=gateway&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_searchStrId=1758286458&_rerunOrigin=google&_acct=C000050549&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=1025668&md5=bc0c0ffca3ed3c1a420de9415f94218d&searchtype=a.<br />
  14. 14. …Across different cultures.<br />Image by Yashar, Flikr<br />
  15. 15. Yet, <br />where is <br />e-dating, <br />...really?<br />Image by NastassiaA. Davis, Flikr<br />
  16. 16. Dating Headshots. “Headshots for Internet Dating.” Accessed May 20, 2011. http://www.datingheadshots.com/headshots-for-internet-dating.php<br />Is online dating in our heads?<br />Image by Stephen.James, Flikr<br />
  17. 17. Online Dating Magazine. “Online Dating Depression.” Accessed May 16, 2011. http://www.onlinedatingmagazine.com/datingoffice09/online<br />datingdepression.html.<br />“Why Does Online Dating Sometimes Depress Me?”<br />-From Online Dating Magazine<br />Image by phan_quoctuan, Flikr<br />
  18. 18. The ISSUES<br /> Image byfilmDIY, Flikr<br />Why Is It Complicated?<br />
  19. 19. Image by *karla, Flikr<br />Critics say online dating can’t be true love…<br />The Guardian. “Internet Dating Unplugged.” Accessed May 16th, 2011. http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/jun/27/internet-dating.<br />
  20. 20. ABC. “Internet Marriages More Likely to End in Divorce?” Accessed May 17, 2011.http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=3080313&page=1.<br />Image by DatingExpert, Flikr<br />“Some sites are working actively to prevent divorces before they even happen.” <br />-ABC News<br />
  21. 21. …Others still think online dating is desperate.<br />Image by kitesarefun, Flikr<br />
  22. 22. But what if e-dating gives nerdy girls a chance?<br />Image byfilmDIY, Flikr<br />
  23. 23. World of Psychology. “Who Uses Internet Dating?” Accessed May 16th, 2011. http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2009/07/23/who-uses-internet-dating/.<br /> Image by Internet dating service, Flikr<br />…& what if there’s nothing nerdy about e-daters at all ?<br />
  24. 24. Forbes. “Online Dating Sites Flirt with Record Growth.” Accessed May 19, 2011. http://www.forbes.com/2009/01/06/online-dating-industry-face-markets-cx_je_0105autofacescan01.html.<br />E-dating has successfully de-stigmatized itself!<br />Despite recent economic downturn, online dating services are boasting a 400.0% year to year sales growth.<br /> Image by nelu_b, Flikr<br />
  25. 25. Some say online dating is heteronormative.<br />Image by Hello Soto, Flikr<br />
  26. 26. Love to Know. “Gay and Lesbian Online Dating.” Accessed May 20, 2011. http://dating.lovetoknow.com/Gay_and_Lesbian_Online_Dating.<br />Others consider LGBT online dating to be more “advantageous”…<br />“…you can be sure your date shares your sexual preference.”<br />-lovetoknow.com<br />Image by medialicious.tv, Flikr<br />
  27. 27. E-dating even has it’s own language <br /> Image byfilmDIY, Flikr<br />
  28. 28. Where you must<br />read between the lines.<br />Image by Jennuine Captures, Flikr<br />
  29. 29. Image by Russian Girls Dating, Flikr<br /> It also has its own code of ethics!<br />ArticleSphere. “Dating Ethics – A Question for the Online ating Community.” Accessed May 19, 2011<br />http://www.article<br />sphere.com/Article/Dating-Ethics---A-Question-for-the-Online-Dating-Community/131193.<br />
  30. 30. …That cover age<br />?<br />Image by adult4job, Flikr<br />
  31. 31. And visual expectations?<br />Image by Cali4beach, Flikr<br />
  32. 32. Online Dating Service Statistics. “Marriage Statistics.” Accessed May 20, 2011.http://onlinedatingServicestatistics.blogspot.com/.<br />…And bandaging broken s?<br />“In 2008 New Jersey created the Internet Dating Safety Act and in 2010 New York State passed a similar act. New York requires online dating safety tips on their websites and additional information if any criminal background checks are required on members.” <br />–Online Dating Service Statistics<br /> Image by xorsyst, Flikr<br />
  33. 33. …Even ‘brokener’ of hearts now that our gadgets store convenient break-up apps. <br />TIME Healthland. “Text Leads to Sex Sooner – and Easier Breakups Later.” Accessed May 9, 2011. http://healthland.time.com/2011/01/26/digital-flirting-leads-to-sex-sooner-%E2%80%94-and-easier-breakups-later/#ixzz1LtgRkZfU.<br />Image by soneghet., Flikr<br />
  34. 34. Despite all this, some<br />people find their future families online.<br /> Image bylu-d, Flikr<br />
  35. 35. Image by S1_disco, Flikr<br />Others find that only their computers share a relationship.<br />
  36. 36. But what if everyone’s doing it?<br />Image byjoeywan, Flikr<br />
  37. 37. If we fail to go with the flow of e-relationships…,<br /> Image by phan_quoctuan, Flikr<br />
  38. 38. Do we then miss out?<br />On the future of dating?<br />Image by Phalaenopsis Aphrodite, Flikr<br />
  39. 39. Image by audracusak, Flikr<br />THE FUTURE<br />What’s In Store?<br />
  40. 40. Online dating is NOT just a personal activity.<br />Image by subway_der_club, Flikr<br />
  41. 41. It’s a multi-million dollar institution.<br />Image byeflon, Flikr<br />
  42. 42. …that’s becoming increasingly embedded<br />…into our cultural infrastructure.<br /> Image by audracusak, Flikr<br />
  43. 43. Image byfilmDIY, Flikr<br /> “6 hours of search and e-mailing for 1 cup of coffee…”<br />http://bigthink.com/ideas/20749<br />
  44. 44. Image by doug88888, Flikr<br />We must ask ourselves,<br />is this natural?<br />
  45. 45. Image By S1_disco, Flikr<br />Or, has our quest for love <br />- gone too far?<br />
  46. 46. Image by majgicdating1, Flikr<br />Are<br />we<br />just in love…<br />with our gadgets?<br />http://iphonedatingapps.com/<br />
  47. 47. Image by bobbydassler, Flikr<br />…perhaps with ourselves?<br />Hooking Up Smart. “Are You Dating a Narcissist?’ Accessed on May 20, 2011. http://www.hookingupsmart.com/2009/07/07/hookinguprealities/are-you-dating-a-narcissist/.<br />
  48. 48. But in the end,<br />isn’t love…<br /> Image by busrah, Flikr<br />
  49. 49. simply love?<br />Image by Just Amber, Flikr<br />
  50. 50. All Photos Provided By Flikr’s Creative Commons<br />*<br />Thank You! <br /> Image by Matthew Baldwin, Flikr<br />
  51. 51. Image by Quasimodem, Flikr<br />ABC. “Internet Marriages More Likely to End in Divorce?” Accessed May 17, 2011.<br />http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=3080313&page=1.<br />ArticleSphere. “Dating Ethics – A Question for the Online ating Community.” Accessed May 19, 2011 <br />http://www.articlesphere.com/Article/Dating-Ethics---A-Question-for-the-Online-Dating-Community/131193.<br />Article Trader. “Online Dating Society Its Growth and Influence Can Not Certainly Be Ignored.” Accessed May 18, 2011. http://www.articletrader.com/society/dating/online-dating-ociety-its-growth-and-influence-can-not-certainly-be-ignored.html.<br />Bigthink. “Why Online Dating Is So Unsatisfying.” Accessed May 18, 2011. http://bigthink.com/ideas/20749.<br />CNN Tech. “With New GPS Dating Apps, It’s Love The One You’re Near.” Accessed May 10, 201http://articles.cnn.com/2010-08-06/tech/gps.dating.apps_1_apps-grindr-skout?_s=PM:TECH.<br />CTV News. “Does Facebook Help Relationships or Hurt Them? Accessed May 10, 2011. http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20101124/social-media-studies-101128/.<br />Dating Headshots. “Headshots for Internet Dating.” Accessed May 20, 2011. http://www.datingheadshots.com/headshots-for-internet-dating.php.<br />Film315 Digital Media Theory. “Blog.” Accessed May 13-20, 2011.http://film315s.com/blog/.<br />Forbes. “Online Dating Sites Flirt with Record Growth.” Accessed May 19, 2011. <br />http://www.forbes.com/2009/01/06/online-dating-industry-face-markets-cx_je_0105autofacescan01.html.<br />Hooking Up Smart. “Are You Dating a Narcissist?’ Accessed on May 20, 2011. http://www.hookingupsmart.com/2009/07/07/hookinguprealities/are-you-dating-a-narcissist/.<br />iTunes Preview. “Film 315 Social Friendship Part 1.” Accessed May 13, 2011. http://itunes.apple.com/ca/itunes-u/film315/id431627154.<br />LiveScience. “The 300-Year History of Internet Dating.” Accessed May 15, 2011. http://www.livescience.com/3362-300-year-history-internet-dating.html.<br />Love to Know. “Gay and Lesbian Online Dating.” Accessed May 20, 2011. <br />http://dating.lovetoknow.com/Gay_and_Lesbian_Online_Dating.<br />Online Dating Magazine. “Online Dating Depression.” Accessed May 16, 2011. http://www.onlinedatingmagazine.com/datingoffice09/onlinedatingdepression.html.<br />Online Dating Service Statistics. “Marriage Statistics.” Accessed May 20, 2011.<br />http://onlinedatingServicestatistics.blogspot.com/.<br />PBS. “Evolution.” Accessed May 16, 2011.<br />http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/faq/cat06.html.<br />ScienceDirect. “Structure And Time Evolution of An Internet Dating Community.” Accessed May 20, 2011. <br />http://www.sciencedirect.com/.<br />The Guardian. “Internet Dating Unplugged.” Accessed May 16th, 2011.http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/jun/27/internet-dating.<br />TIME Healthland. “Text Leads to Sex Sooner – and Easier Breakups Later.” Accessed May 9, 2011. http://healthland.time.com/2011/01/26/digital-flirting-leads-to-sex-sooner-%E2%80%94-and-easier-breakups-later#ixzz1LtgRkZfU.<br />Wikipedia. “Online Dating Service.” Accessed May 18, 2011.<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_dating.<br />World of Psychology. “Who Uses Internet Dating?” Accessed May 16th, 2011.http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2009/07/23/who-uses-internet-dating/.<br />Bibliography<br />
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