Appified dating

This week Fred and Matt are joined by two guests to share opinions on the world of dating through our phones. Sophia and Juillian offer their thoughts on this phenomenon that’s been around for almost 30 years, but recently seems to have become almost the norm for modern relationships.

How dangerous is modern online dating? Why are people attracted to it? what success stories come from these apps? Find out on this week’s pod.

Some academic sources/further reading include:

Andrighetto, L., Riva, P., & Gabbiadini, A. (2019). Lonely hearts and angry minds: Online dating rejection increases male (but not female) hostility. Aggressive Behavior45(5), 571-581. https://doi.org/10.1002/ab.21852

Cacioppo, J., Cacioppo, S., Gonzaga, G., Ogburn, E., & VanderWeele, T. (2013). Marital satisfaction and break-ups differ across on-line and off-line meeting venues. Proceedings of The National Academy Of Sciences110(25), 10135-10140. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1222447110

Fullwood, C., & Attrill-Smith, A. (2018). Up-Dating: Ratings of Perceived Dating Success Are Better Online than Offline. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, And Social Networking21(1), 11-15. https://doi.org/10.1089/cyber.2016.0631

Lauckner, C., Truszczynski, N., Lambert, D., Kottamasu, V., Meherally, S., & Schipani-McLaughlin, A. et al. (2019). “Catfishing,” cyberbullying, and coercion: An exploration of the risks associated with dating app use among rural sexual minority males. Journal Of Gay & Lesbian Mental Health23(3), 289-306. https://doi.org/10.1080/19359705.2019.1587729

Sharabi, L., & Dykstra-DeVette, T. (2019). From first email to first date: Strategies for initiating relationships in online dating. Journal of Social And Personal Relationships36(11-12), 3389-3407. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265407518822780

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