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  1. 1. Dating
  2. 2. Internet Dating Sites What are they? How do they work? Who uses them? Are they safe? Are they worth it?
  3. 3. W h a t a r e t h e y?
  4. 4. Dating Using ModernDating Using Modern TechnologyTechnology Technology on the Internet where you can meet singles You can join a website, make a profile, and meet singles in your area or worldwide Most dating sites have a unique database to match you with others who have the same interests
  5. 5. howaboutwe.com zoosk.com Jdate.com flirt.com christianmingle.com match.com singleparentmeet.com eHarmony.com blackpeoplemeet.com ourtime.com Some Common Dating Sites
  6. 6. Some More Explicit Sites (Ask Me)CrazyBlindDate.com PotPartner.com 18WheelSingles.com MeetAnInmate.com HookUpTonight BangWithFriends Tingle
  7. 7. Online Dating Statistics In 2004, 63% of adults and 87% of teens were Internet users. Americans spend $521 million on online dating, making it one of the largest income generators on the World Wide Web. The online dating industry brings in an annual revenue of over1.9 billion. (MIT Technology Review, 2013) (Lenahrt, Purcell, Smith, & Zickuhr, 2010) (Lenahrt, Purcell, Smith, & Zickuhr, 2010)
  8. 8. How Do Dating Websites Work?
  9. 9. Know what you're looking for: Relationship Casual Dating Little to No Commitment Create a profile, if prompted. Upload a pic, Search. Click on (write to) those you find interesting. And just wait!
  10. 10. Who Uses Them?  In 2000, there were a few hundred thousand dating online. (MIT Technology Review, 2013) Now, there are over 40 million people dating online. (MIT Technology Review, 2013)   Approximately 20% of heterosexual couples and 60% of same-sex couples state that they met online.  (MIT Technology Review, 2013)
  11. 11. Are They Safe?
  12. 12. False/misleading pictures Inaccurate personal information Sexual (& other) predators Risk Factors of Using Dating Sites
  13. 13. Safety Tips Set up separate e-mail for all dating correspondence (Gardner, 2010) Divulge minimal information (No last name) (Gardner, 2010) Don't post pics of your children or home (Gardner, 2010) Use a cell phone rather than a landline (Gardner, 2010) Set a standardized voicemail greeting (Gardner, 2010)Meet in public places only (Gardner, 2010) Bring someone with you (Gardner, 2010) or Be sure someone knows exactly when you will return (Gardner, 2010) Move slowly. Take your time before meeting (Gardner,
  14. 14. What Is Being Done To Increase Safety? Many sites require a background check. Match.com (Fottrell, 2010) eHarmony (EHarmony blog, 2010) Jdate (Dating Advice Guy, n.d.) ChristianMingle (EHarmony blog, 2010) Many sites block users' e-mail addresses from other viewers. Match.com Matchmaker.com EHarmony Chemistry.com, DOPA-Deleting Online Predators Act Blocks child access to chat rooms and social networking sites at schools and libraries (Carnegie Mellon Cylab, n.d.) Government programs where adults pose as teens online to catch sexual predators (Cassell, 2006, p. 239-240) Many sites have begun to validate profile info with users' social-networking sites. (MIT Technology Review, 2013)
  15. 15. Are They Worth It? PROS Ability to remain anonymous until you wish tocommunicate Allows for search by compatibility and comparison level 20% of current committed relationships began online(Blancero, n.d.) Reduces fear of rejection
  16. 16. Perks of Modern Technology in Our Love Lives (Floyd, 2012) Aids in fulfilling our need to belong Allows for proximity to be of less importance Social media networks allow for more emphasis on social attraction Dating sites allow you to place more emphasis on task attraction Drastically simplifies approach and avoidance behaviors Allows for massive social networks, providing our of our relational maintenance behaviors More opportunities for openness and positivity, two more relational maintenance behaviors Relationships governed by different, often looser, rules due to disinhibition effect Simplifies and broadens audience to bonding stage of relationship
  17. 17. Are They Worth It?: CONS Allows for misrepresentation Sexual predators, scammers, and other dangerous situations 10% of sex offenders use online dating to meet victims. (Statistic Brain, n.d.) Men slightly outnumber women on most 52.4% of online dating users are male. (Mitchell, 2009) 47.6% of online dating users are female. (Mitchell, 2009) Less than half the longevity for met-online marriages than met-offline marriages. Many allow for false information
  18. 18. Downfalls of Modern Technology in Our Love Live (Floyd, 2010) Cyberstalking and obsessive relational intrusion more likely because it is easilyCyberstalking and obsessive relational intrusion more likely because it is easily kept obscurekept obscure All kinds of deception more likely due to ease of obscurityAll kinds of deception more likely due to ease of obscurity Decreases intimacy in initiating stage of relationshipDecreases intimacy in initiating stage of relationship At risk for excessive self-disclosureAt risk for excessive self-disclosure Allows a lot of miscommunication because of lack of nonverbal communicationAllows a lot of miscommunication because of lack of nonverbal communication
  19. 19. References Ask Men (n.d.). Top 5 Wildest Online Dating Sites. Retrieved July 14, 2013, from http://www.askmen.com/dating/dating_advice_200/232b_dating_tips.html Blancero, A. (n.d.). Dating Websites: Men's Health.com. Retrieved July 15, 2013, from http://www.menshealth.com/mhlists/dating-websites/ Carnegie Mellon Cylab (n.d.). MySecureCyberspace: Deleting Online Predators Act (DOPA). Retrieved July 14, 2013, from http://www.mysecurecyberspace.com/encyclopedia/index/deleting-online-predators-act-dopa.html Cassell, J. (2006). Cyber Socializing" Are Internet sites like Myspace potentially dangerous?. CQResearcher, 16(27), 239-240. Retrieved from http://www.justinecassell.com/PressClippings/cqr20060728.pdf Dating Advice Guy (n.d.). What is the Price of Match.com Subscriptions? - Online Dating Advice | Free Dating Guide and Tips. Retrieved July 20, 2013, from http://www.datingadviceguy.com/2010/06/07/what-is-the-price-of-match-com-subscriptions/ Dating Advice Guy (n.d.). What is the Price of Match.com Subscriptions? - Online Dating Advice | Free Dating Guide and Tips. Retrieved July 20, 2013, from http://www.datingadviceguy.com/2010/06/07/what-is-the-price-of-match-com-subscriptions/
  20. 20. References (cont'd.) Dating safety pictures - Google Search. (n.d.). Retrieved July 16, 2013, from Dating safety Tips Hyperlink EHarmony blog (2010, May 15). Can anyone here compare ChristianMingle vs. eHarmony? Blog. Retrieved July 20, 2013, from http://eharmony-blog.com/1942 Floyd, K. (2012). Interpersonal Communication: The Whole Story. Unted States of America: The McGraw-Hill Comapnies, Inc. Fottrell, Q. (2010). .. Dating Websites Won't Tell You. The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.bloomington.libproxy.ivytech.edu/docview/1285300239? accountid=41070 Gardner, S. (2010, April 26). Online Dating Safety - Protect Yourself Even Before You Meet - Yahoo! Voices - voices.yahoo.com. Retrieved July 16, 2013, from http://voices.yahoo.com/online-dating- safety-protect-yourself-even-before-5924912.html?cat=41 Images - Clip Art, Photos, Sounds, & Animations - Office.com. (n.d.). Retrieved July 15, 2013, from http://Office.com Lenahrt, A., Purcell, K., Smith, A., & Zickuhr, K. (2010, February 3). Social Media & Mobile Internet Use. Retrieved July 15, 2013, from Social Media Hyperlink
  21. 21. References (cont'd.) MIT Technology Review (2013, June 27). Tackling Online Dating's Biggest Conundrum | MIT Technology Review. Retrieved July 15, 2013, from http://www.technologyreview.com/view/516556/tackling- online-datings-biggest-conundrum/ Mitchell, R. (2009, February 19). Online Dating: Analyzing the Algorithms of Attraction. Retrieved July 16, 2013, from http://www.pcworld.com/article/159884/online_dating_under_hood.html Statistic Brain (n.d.). Online Dating Statistics. Retrieved July 19, 2013, from http://www.statisticbrain.com/online-dating-statistics/ Yours Truly 2095 Lyrics - Electric Light Orchestra. (n.d.). Retrieved July 20, 2013, from http://www.lyricsfreak.com/e/electric+light+orchestra/yours+truly+2095_20045477.html

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