Up-Dating: Ratings of Perceived Dating Success Are Better Online than Offline

Fullwood, C ORCID: 0000-0002-7714-6783 and Attrill-Smith, Alison (2018) Up-Dating: Ratings of Perceived Dating Success Are Better Online than Offline. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 21 (1). doi:10.1089/cyber.2016.0631

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The primary aims of this study were to test whether perceived dating success would differ between offline and online zero-acquaintance dating contexts, and to investigate the role that self-esteem might play in these evaluations. Participants were presented with the same photos of targets in either an offline or online dating scenario and rated their chances of dating success along with their perceptions of how attractive they thought the target would consider them. Higher self-esteem individuals believed they would be rated as more attractive. There was an overall perception that, irrespective of self-esteem level, meeting online would lead to better chances of dating success. These findings are considered in relation to an increased ability to more precisely manage impressions and develop an image of the self which would be evaluated more positively online.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
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: 04 Nov 2022 17:44
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 09:04
URI: https://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/11765

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