Online Romantic Relationships

Lloyd, Joanne, Attrill-Smith, Alison and Fullwood, Chris ORCID: 0000-0002-7714-6783 (2019) Online Romantic Relationships. In: Oxford Handbook of Cyberpsychology. Oxford Library of Psychology . Oxford University Press, pp. 195-215. ISBN 9780191851100

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This chapter provides an overview of the variety of ways in which online romantic relationships are conducted. It discusses how existing relationships are played out in online spaces, with particular attention to the increasingly popular activity of seeking new relationships through online dating. It covers the wide array of dating sites and apps available and summarizes the available information about who uses them, how and when they use them, and why. Positive aspects of online relationships, such as convenience as well as control over the way individuals are able to present themselves, are discussed, along with more negative aspects, including the potential for “catfishing” and harmful online behaviors after a relationship breakup.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Online relationship; Online dating; Catfishing; Self-presentation; App; Technology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Chris Fullwood
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2022 09:24
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:04

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