Finkel, E., Eastwick, P., Karney, B., Reis, H., and Sprecher, S., “Online Dating: A Critical Analysis From the Perspective of Psychological Science,” Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 13.1 (2012). Available at: http://psi.sagepub.com/content/13/1/3.full?ijkey=cK9EB6/4zQ0AM&keytype=ref&siteid=sppsi#aff-1
The authors, professors at Northwestern University, employs psychological science to examine (a) whether online dating is fundamentally different from conventional offline dating and (b) whether online dating promotes better romantic outcomes than conventional offline dating. The data show, online dating, particularly in developed countries, already accounts for a substantial proportion of the initiation of romantic relationships. The article proves that online dating has significant benefits: increased opportunities to meet potential partners, minimally threatening contexts for initiating relationships, and the possibility of omitting from the dating pool people who are likely to be poor relationship partners in general.
Smith, A., and Duggan, A., “Online Dating & Relationships,” PewResearchCenter, October 21, 2013. Available at: http://www.pewinternet.org/2013/10/21/online-dating-relationships/
The authors, researchers at Pew Research Center, uses data to show general public attitudes towards online dating have become much more positive in recent years, and social networking sites are now playing a prominent role when it comes to navigating and documenting romantic relationships. The research shows online dating is more a trend and commonplace. Similarly, an earlier study by Finkel proved that online dating has significant benefits and become commonplace.
Rosenfeld, M., and Thomas, R., “Searching For a Mate: The Rise of the Internet as a Social Intermediary,” American Sociological Review, 77(4): 523-547. Available at: http://web.stanford.edu/~mrosenfe/Rosenfeld_How_Couples_Meet_Working_Paper.pdf
The authors, professors at Stanford University and the City College of New York, writes the paper to explore how the efficiency of Internet search is changing the way Americans find romantic partners. They use a new data source, the How Couples Meet and Stay Together survey. The result shows that adults with Internet access at home are substantially more likely to have partners, even after controlling for other factors. The Internet increasingly allows Americans to meet and form relationships with perfect strangers.
Whipps, H., “The 300-year of Internet Dating,” Live Science, March 9, 2009. Available at: http://www.livescience.com/3362-300-year-history-internet-dating.html
The author received her Diploma of College Studies in Social Sciences from John Abbott College and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from McGill University. She writes about history, anthropology and health for Live Science. The article explores the history of internet dating which dates back to 3 centuries ago. In 1700, the first matrimonial service was created. The Internet was being used for dating almost from day one. And now almost everyone can name a couple they know that met on the Internet.
Rudder, C., “Five Myths about Online Dating,” WashingtonPost, October 2, 2013. Available at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-online-dating/2015/10/02/a344ba92-5be2-11e5-8e9e-dce8a2a2a679_story.html
Rudder, the author of “Dataclysm” and a co- founder of OKCupid, writes the article on Washington Post to untangle many misconceptions about finding love on the internet. The myths such as everyone lies online or online dating is dangerous have been persuasively explained using data collected from psychologists at Psychology Today. The result suggests that online dating is very safe and online daters want to make the best possible impression on their profile.
Nicholson J., “Pros and Cons of online dating,” Psychology Today, April 30 2014. Available at: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-attraction-doctor/201404/pros-and-cons-online-dating
The author, a doctor of social and personality psychology, writes the article to bring out the point that online dating is best used as a resource to meet individuals for eventual face-to-face dating. He points out that meeting someone online has both benefits and drawbacks. Online dating differs in three main areas: access, matching, and communication. Compare to other articles, this research praises the benefits of online dating, and suggests on how to make the most of your dating experience online.