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  • 1. A Story of Online Dating
    By: Katie V. Lefevre
    Image by CurlyFries, Flikr
  • 2. Once upon a time...
    There was NO online dating!
    Image by NoshWithMe, Flikr
  • 3. Image by NoshWithMe, Flikr
    Then humans created online dating hubs.
  • 4. Image by NoshWithMe, Flikr
    With that extra work,
    & A LOT of human capital to produce a culture of social media…
  • 5. Image by NoshWithMe, Flikr
    Dating was changed forever!
    The End.
  • 6. Image by NoshWithMe, Flikr
    …Or so we thought!
  • 7. Image by favspotting, Flikr
    The history
    What Is E-dating?
  • 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. …”
    -Wikipedia
    Wikipedia. “Online Dating Service.” Accessed May 18, 2011. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_dating
    Image by majgicdating1, Flikr
  • 9. PBS. “Evolution.” Accessed May 16, 2011.http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/faq/cat06.html.
    So, homo sapiens have been mating for 100 000 years.
    Image by Ailsa Ogden/Binkacrosstich, Flikr
  • 10. But we have only been ‘online dating’ for
    300 years. And…
    LiveScience. “The 300-Year History of Internet Dating.” Accessed May 15, 2011. http://www.livescience.com/3362-300-year-history-internet-dating.html.
    Image by audracusak, Flikr
  • 11. Image by phan_quoctuan, Flikr
    …“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.”
    -Online Dating Expert, Francis K. Githinji.
    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.
  • 12. The Location
    Image bybixentro, Flikr
    Where Is Online Dating?
  • 13. Image by Prince of the Blue Moon, Flikr
    Online dating has transpired the globe.
    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.
  • 14. …Across different cultures.
    Image by Yashar, Flikr
  • 15. Yet,
    where is
    e-dating,
    ...really?
    Image by NastassiaA. Davis, Flikr
  • 16. Dating Headshots. “Headshots for Internet Dating.” Accessed May 20, 2011. http://www.datingheadshots.com/headshots-for-internet-dating.php
    Is online dating in our heads?
    Image by Stephen.James, Flikr
  • 17. Online Dating Magazine. “Online Dating Depression.” Accessed May 16, 2011. http://www.onlinedatingmagazine.com/datingoffice09/online
    datingdepression.html.
    “Why Does Online Dating Sometimes Depress Me?”
    -From Online Dating Magazine
    Image by phan_quoctuan, Flikr
  • 18. The ISSUES
    Image byfilmDIY, Flikr
    Why Is It Complicated?
  • 19. Image by *karla, Flikr
    Critics say online dating can’t be true love…
    The Guardian. “Internet Dating Unplugged.” Accessed May 16th, 2011. http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/jun/27/internet-dating.
  • 20. ABC. “Internet Marriages More Likely to End in Divorce?” Accessed May 17, 2011.http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=3080313&page=1.
    Image by DatingExpert, Flikr
    “Some sites are working actively to prevent divorces before they even happen.”
    -ABC News
  • 21. …Others still think online dating is desperate.
    Image by kitesarefun, Flikr
  • 22. But what if e-dating gives nerdy girls a chance?
    Image byfilmDIY, Flikr
  • 23. World of Psychology. “Who Uses Internet Dating?” Accessed May 16th, 2011. http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2009/07/23/who-uses-internet-dating/.
    Image by Internet dating service, Flikr
    …& what if there’s nothing nerdy about e-daters at all ?
  • 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.
    E-dating has successfully de-stigmatized itself!
    Despite recent economic downturn, online dating services are boasting a 400.0% year to year sales growth.
    Image by nelu_b, Flikr
  • 25. Some say online dating is heteronormative.
    Image by Hello Soto, Flikr
  • 26. Love to Know. “Gay and Lesbian Online Dating.” Accessed May 20, 2011. http://dating.lovetoknow.com/Gay_and_Lesbian_Online_Dating.
    Others consider LGBT online dating to be more “advantageous”…
    “…you can be sure your date shares your sexual preference.”
    -lovetoknow.com
    Image by medialicious.tv, Flikr
  • 27. E-dating even has it’s own language 
    Image byfilmDIY, Flikr
  • 28. Where you must
    read between the lines.
    Image by Jennuine Captures, Flikr
  • 29. Image by Russian Girls Dating, Flikr
    It also has its own code of ethics!
    ArticleSphere. “Dating Ethics – A Question for the Online ating Community.” Accessed May 19, 2011
    http://www.article
    sphere.com/Article/Dating-Ethics---A-Question-for-the-Online-Dating-Community/131193.
  • 30. …That cover age
    ?
    Image by adult4job, Flikr
  • 31. And visual expectations?
    Image by Cali4beach, Flikr
  • 32. Online Dating Service Statistics. “Marriage Statistics.” Accessed May 20, 2011.http://onlinedatingServicestatistics.blogspot.com/.
    …And bandaging broken s?
    “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.”
    –Online Dating Service Statistics
    Image by xorsyst, Flikr
  • 33. …Even ‘brokener’ of hearts now that our gadgets store convenient break-up apps.
    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.
    Image by soneghet., Flikr
  • 34. Despite all this, some
    people find their future families online.
    Image bylu-d, Flikr
  • 35. Image by S1_disco, Flikr
    Others find that only their computers share a relationship.
  • 36. But what if everyone’s doing it?
    Image byjoeywan, Flikr
  • 37. If we fail to go with the flow of e-relationships…,
    Image by phan_quoctuan, Flikr
  • 38. Do we then miss out?
    On the future of dating?
    Image by Phalaenopsis Aphrodite, Flikr
  • 39. Image by audracusak, Flikr
    THE FUTURE
    What’s In Store?
  • 40. Online dating is NOT just a personal activity.
    Image by subway_der_club, Flikr
  • 41. It’s a multi-million dollar institution.
    Image byeflon, Flikr
  • 42. …that’s becoming increasingly embedded
    …into our cultural infrastructure.
    Image by audracusak, Flikr
  • 43. Image byfilmDIY, Flikr
    “6 hours of search and e-mailing for 1 cup of coffee…”
    http://bigthink.com/ideas/20749
  • 44. Image by doug88888, Flikr
    We must ask ourselves,
    is this natural?
  • 45. Image By S1_disco, Flikr
    Or, has our quest for love
    - gone too far?
  • 46. Image by majgicdating1, Flikr
    Are
    we
    just in love…
    with our gadgets?
    http://iphonedatingapps.com/
  • 47. Image by bobbydassler, Flikr
    …perhaps with ourselves?
    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/.
  • 48. But in the end,
    isn’t love…
    Image by busrah, Flikr
  • 49. simply love?
    Image by Just Amber, Flikr
  • 50. All Photos Provided By Flikr’s Creative Commons
    *
    Thank You!
    Image by Matthew Baldwin, Flikr
  • 51. Image by Quasimodem, Flikr
    ABC. “Internet Marriages More Likely to End in Divorce?” Accessed May 17, 2011.
    http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=3080313&page=1.
    ArticleSphere. “Dating Ethics – A Question for the Online ating Community.” Accessed May 19, 2011
    http://www.articlesphere.com/Article/Dating-Ethics---A-Question-for-the-Online-Dating-Community/131193.
    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.
    Bigthink. “Why Online Dating Is So Unsatisfying.” Accessed May 18, 2011. http://bigthink.com/ideas/20749.
    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.
    CTV News. “Does Facebook Help Relationships or Hurt Them? Accessed May 10, 2011. http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20101124/social-media-studies-101128/.
    Dating Headshots. “Headshots for Internet Dating.” Accessed May 20, 2011. http://www.datingheadshots.com/headshots-for-internet-dating.php.
    Film315 Digital Media Theory. “Blog.” Accessed May 13-20, 2011.http://film315s.com/blog/.
    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.
    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/.
    iTunes Preview. “Film 315 Social Friendship Part 1.” Accessed May 13, 2011. http://itunes.apple.com/ca/itunes-u/film315/id431627154.
    LiveScience. “The 300-Year History of Internet Dating.” Accessed May 15, 2011. http://www.livescience.com/3362-300-year-history-internet-dating.html.
    Love to Know. “Gay and Lesbian Online Dating.” Accessed May 20, 2011.
    http://dating.lovetoknow.com/Gay_and_Lesbian_Online_Dating.
    Online Dating Magazine. “Online Dating Depression.” Accessed May 16, 2011. http://www.onlinedatingmagazine.com/datingoffice09/onlinedatingdepression.html.
    Online Dating Service Statistics. “Marriage Statistics.” Accessed May 20, 2011.
    http://onlinedatingServicestatistics.blogspot.com/.
    PBS. “Evolution.” Accessed May 16, 2011.
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/faq/cat06.html.
    ScienceDirect. “Structure And Time Evolution of An Internet Dating Community.” Accessed May 20, 2011.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/.
    The Guardian. “Internet Dating Unplugged.” Accessed May 16th, 2011.http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2009/jun/27/internet-dating.
    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.
    Wikipedia. “Online Dating Service.” Accessed May 18, 2011.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_dating.
    World of Psychology. “Who Uses Internet Dating?” Accessed May 16th, 2011.http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2009/07/23/who-uses-internet-dating/.
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