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Where romantic relationships meet internet behavior
Martin Graff Ph.D.
Do people overestimate their chances of success in online dating? Higher levels of relationship satisfaction is reported where partners had met online.
Fifty percent of those who engaged in sexting reported experiencing positive outcomes in their relationships.
It's not just the behavior, but also the context and intention that matter to partners.
Is there is a connection between anxious smartphone attachment and anthropomorphic beliefs? Anxious smartphone attachment is related to the urge to answer texts or emails.
Females are three times more likely to send Tinder messages compared with males.
Opening lines were of three different types which were cute-flippant, innocuous and direct.
Do people still use cute-flippant lines?
Stories exist of victims parting with their life savings to obtain funds for the scammer. Better educated people more likely to be scammed.
We spend more time looking at Facebook profile photographs of females than males, and more time looking at attractive profile photographs than unattractive ones.
Do we become attached to phones as human attachment substitutes? Anxiously attached people keep their phones close to be in constant contact with other people.
Engaging in infidelity might increase a female’s perceptions of her self-esteem.
Anonymity and the fleeting nature of a hook-up culture may lead to ghosting.
Tinder users scored highest on sexual permissiveness.
• Older adults are more earnest in their endeavours in online dating
• Older individuals more likely to report using online dating to find marital and sexual partners
Profiles written by people in middle age are longer than the those by age groups younger or older. Females who use negative words score lower on trust and higher on caution.
• It is not always the case that males pursue physical attractiveness in a female partner.
• There is a difference between deliberate and spontaneous choices in online dating.
Smartphones provide a way for people to stay closely connected with family and friends, but what impact do they have on romantic partners and relationships?
Our surveillance behavior is now motivated by a desire to check out what a partner may be doing offline, and what they're doing online.
Females were more likely to use an outdated photo or misrepresent their looks than males. In online dating, users are able to impression manage how they appear to others.
Using Tinder to find love outweighs the use of it for casual sex; people also use Tinder to boost their self-esteem.
Which style of first contact message is most likely to receive a reply? Is it better to make someone wait a while for your reply?
People who remained as Facebook friends experienced lower personal growth. Is Facebook surveillance a problem?
Social networking has increased the propensity for jealousy.
Females desire a degree of approval from others and tend to define themselves in terms of others.
Arousal from one stimuli is transferred to another
We make a mistake in judging what is causing us to be aroused
Make your message humorous.
In romantic attraction, familiarity and similarity are important.
Checking the messages on your partner's phone is going to make you jealous.
Errors in choosing someone have consequences for life.
There are three stages people have to negotiate in order to successfully flirt.
You can learn a lot from a person's odour.
The craving for social media acceptance may be related to personality.
What has to happen for us to fall in love?
Do we like people more because we disclose to them?
Martin Graff, Ph.D., is a Reader and the Head of Research in Psychology at the University of South Wales.