A Sociological Case Study into Online Dating
(2014) A Sociological Case Study into Online Dating, no. 71.
While there has been an abundance of sociological research into online dating in American academia, there is a significant comparative lack of research on this topic in the UK. This exploratory study into e-dating looks into experiences, attitudes and intensions of internet daters in Britain. It involves three face to face interviews and four interviews via email with supplementary data from an online dating forum to provide wide-ranging data on experience and attitudes of e-daters in the UK. The findings of this research signify that although most e-daters are aware of potential positive and negative outcomes of online dating, the internet is merely the latest technological development used by people to assist their romantic goals and it is here to stay. According to academic research e-dating and the internet have started to change the way people socialize in a profound manner (Orr 2004), and this study seeks to verify this claim.