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What is Online Dating

Handbook of Research on Social Interaction Technologies and Collaboration Software: Concepts and Trends
Dating which is mainly conducted online.
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Online Relationships and the Realm of Romantic Possibilities
Aaron Ben-Ze’ev (University of Haifa, Israel)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-368-5.ch029
Human life concerns not only—or even mainly—the present, but rather, and to a significant extent, the realm of imagined possibilities that include cyberspace. The fundamental human capacity to imagine the possible not only reveals reality, but often disregards it as well. Although the realm of potential romantic possibilities is promising, it is also risky. To guide our path through this unknown territory, humans have created boundaries that eliminate the options that seem immoral or dangerous. Internetbased social interaction technologies have considerably increased the boundaries of the realm of the romantically possible and its accessibility. Hence, the challenge of coping with this realm has become central to modern life and has far reaching implications for human relationships. This chapter theorizes the role of technology in creating potential possibilities for romantic relationships and focuses on the imagination, interactivity, reciprocity, and anonymity of cyberspace.
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Online Dating/Dating Apps
CMC technology designed to facilitate romantic relationships initiation by anticipating face-to-face interaction through the access to personal profiles without owners’ awareness.
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Love and Discrimination: Inequalities in Online Dating Relationships
The use of Internet-based technologies such as websites and application to seek out romantic or sexual partners
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The Trouble With Tinder: Emerging Adults With Disabilities Dating Online
The use of commercial or nonprofit internet sites that provide dating services to users seeking romantic relationships.
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Online Dating: A Need for Regulation Regardless of Business Model
Consists of an individual searching for a potential romantic partner via the internet or a smart phone application.
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Cyber Behavior
The act of searching for, being introduced to and starting a romantic relationship on the Internet by sharing personal information.
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