Impression management through communication in online dating

Doug Zytko, Sukeshini A. Grandhi, Quentin Jones

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Abstract

People use online dating systems to form and create impressions of potential romantic partners. While there is a wealth of research on the use of profile pages for impression management in online dating systems, there is little work on how other forms of communication in these systems are used for impression management. This paper reports preliminary results from a qualitative study with users of a popular online dating system. Early findings from 24 in-depth interviews indicate that primary frustrations with online dating stem from inadequate feedback about conveyed impressions and perceived limitations in forming impressions of others. We discuss the implications of these findings for improving the design of online dating systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2014 - Companion Publication of the 17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages277-280
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450325417
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2014 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Feb 15 2014Feb 19 2014

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

Other

Other17th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, CSCW 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period2/15/142/19/14

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

Keywords

  • Impression management
  • Interaction
  • Online dating

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