Can we find true love through the internet?
The popularity of online dating is increasing. It’s no longer a taboo. This low-profile way of meeting new people is increasingly finding a place in our busy society. Barriers to contact unknown people are being blurred due to social networks and for a lot of people datingsites it means a easy, safe and comfortable way of meeting new people
The paper ‘Love At First Site’ [Dutch] explores the influence of social and technological affordances of dating sites. What effect does this have on the self-representation? What does this mean for the relationship building? In addition to this research an analysis was made of the registration process of the Dutch website Parship due to the fact that this registration process forms the fundamental basis of the self-representation on Parship.