Sociology and dating
In other words, how many single females or males are there in the same classroom?In the United States there are millions of people between the ages of 18-24 (18-24 is considered prime dating and mate selection ages).Online dating sites are doing a remarkable job bringing many of these people together.The overall figures are staggering with up to 1200 people signing up as members of the largest site, RSVP.Generally speaking, the present research on this topic can be divided into two broad categories: At first, studies analyze the specific forms of intimacy, mutual self-disclosure and emotionality that emerge online.Here, the internet appears as a convenient place for romantic interactions, even as a kind of ‘neoromantic media’ that reanimates certain classic virtues from the cultural ideal of love that might have been lost in the world outside the net.
In addressing these topics, the project aims at making an innovative contribution to the international discussion about new forms of dating on the internet and the change of the social patterns of couple formation in general.By Todd Schoepflin I haven’t thought about dating in a while.I guess that’s what happens when you’ve been married for six years. I had the type of the job that was satirized in the movie . I’d stare at my computer screen for eight hours waiting for my shift to end.A second body of work analyzes online dating primarily as a new tool to enhance the efficiency and rationality in the process of couple formation.In this kind of research, rational choice theory and the classic concepts from the economics of the marriage market are especially prominent.