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The Hoax of Digital Life

The Hoax of Digital Life | Online Dating | Scoop.it
The strange case of Manti Te’o's fake girlfriend reminds us why, when it comes to romance, eye contact is generally a good idea.
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Cited from the article " a generation that values digital encounters over the more complicated messiness of real human interaction. As my colleague Alex Williams reported in a widely discussed piece a few days ago, screen time may be more important than face time for many 20- and 30-somethings."

 

And "The Internet is the cause of much of today’s commitment-free, surface-only living; it’s also the explanation for why someone could tumble head-over-heels for a pixelated cipher. Online dating was only the start of what led us down this road. To fall in love requires a bit of unpredictable human interaction. You have to laugh with a person, test their limits, go back and forth, touch them, reveal something true about yourself. You have to show some vulnerability, some give and take. At the very least, you have to make eye contact. It’s easier to substitute texting, tweeting or Facebook posting for these basic rituals of love and friendship because the digital route offers protection."

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MeetCute - The most romantic way to meet someone

MeetCute helps people meet someone cute, in a cute way, just like they do in the movies.
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Online Dating Sites Don’t Match Hype

Online Dating Sites Don’t Match Hype | Online Dating | Scoop.it
A mathematical formula cannot identify pairs of singles likely to have a successful romance.
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The Social Meetup App Is the Next Step in Dating and Social Media - Room for Debate

The Social Meetup App Is the Next Step in Dating and Social Media - Room for Debate | Online Dating | Scoop.it
Social location technology enables a degree of serendipity and human contact -- and yes, even romance -- in our all-too-alienated social media life. By Joel Simkhai.
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Cited from the article: "The traditional dating Web site, the first incarnation of social media, is designed to help you find somebody new. But it isn’t fun, spontaneous or romantic. Perusing profiles and sending messages on a computer feels like shopping online. "

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Stone Links: Dating Made Easy (All Too Easy)

Stone Links: Dating Made Easy (All Too Easy) | Online Dating | Scoop.it
In this week’s links: how online-dating sites tear us apart; what free will does not require; and more.
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""But it is friction, the complications it introduces, Ludlow thinks, that is exactly what we need in love–even if it’s not what we want. “If diamonds grew on dandelions no one would care about diamonds,” he pronounces. Along with making finding a partner just a matter of creating an online-dating profile, these markets make it easy—too easy—to replace partners."

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In Online Dating, Taking a Chance on Love and Algorithms

In Online Dating, Taking a Chance on Love and Algorithms | Online Dating | Scoop.it
Online dating sites defend the usefulness of their scientific approach. But a social psychology professor says that “technology is not the way to figure out who is compatible and will never be.”
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Very very good article!

 

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" But in a world where we can pay someone for lunch by tapping two phones together and stream live television over a tablet computer, the de facto model of browsing through static profiles on a Web site or in a mobile app can feel comically outdated."

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"“At the end of the day, the human algorithm — neural tissue in our cranium called a brain — has evolved over a long period of time to size up people efficiently. On a blind date, a person arrives and in that instant I can say I’m glad I did this or regret it.” "

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Love in the Time of No Time - New York Times

The city is full of people we can't reach. We pass them on sidewalks, sit across from them in the subway and in restaurants; we glimpse their lighted windows from our own lighted windows late at
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Separating Fact From Fiction: An Examination of Deceptive Self-Presentation in Online Dating Profiles

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What Makes You Click? Mate Preferences and Matching Outcomes in Online Dating by Guenter J. Hitsch, Ali Hortacsu, Dan Ariely :: SSRN

What Makes You Click? Mate Preferences and Matching Outcomes in Online Dating by Guenter J. Hitsch, Ali Hortacsu, Dan Ariely :: SSRN | Online Dating | Scoop.it
This paper uses a novel data set obtained from an online dating service to draw inferences on mate preferences and to investigate the role played by these prefe
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Managing Impressions Online: Self-Presentation Processes in the Online Dating Environment - Ellison - 2006 - Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication - Wiley Online Library

Managing Impressions Online: Self-Presentation Processes in the Online Dating Environment - Ellison - 2006 - Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication - Wiley Online Library | Online Dating | Scoop.it
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The Hoax of Digital Life

The Hoax of Digital Life | Online Dating | Scoop.it
The strange case of Manti Te’o's fake girlfriend reminds us why, when it comes to romance, eye contact is generally a good idea.
Emma's insight:

Cited from the article " a generation that values digital encounters over the more complicated messiness of real human interaction. As my colleague Alex Williams reported in a widely discussed piece a few days ago, screen time may be more important than face time for many 20- and 30-somethings."

 

And "The Internet is the cause of much of today’s commitment-free, surface-only living; it’s also the explanation for why someone could tumble head-over-heels for a pixelated cipher. Online dating was only the start of what led us down this road. To fall in love requires a bit of unpredictable human interaction. You have to laugh with a person, test their limits, go back and forth, touch them, reveal something true about yourself. You have to show some vulnerability, some give and take. At the very least, you have to make eye contact. It’s easier to substitute texting, tweeting or Facebook posting for these basic rituals of love and friendship because the digital route offers protection."

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Social Media Is a Romance Contraceptive - Room for Debate

Social Media Is a Romance Contraceptive - Room for Debate | Online Dating | Scoop.it
Save the social media checking for when you're at home. When you're out and about, drop it, and be uncomfortable again. By David Wygant.
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Cited from the article: "Social media is what I'd call a romance contraceptive. It prevents romance from happening every single day."

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The New High-Tech Dating Technology? Meet in a Bar

The New High-Tech Dating Technology? Meet in a Bar | Online Dating | Scoop.it
Data exchanged over the Internet can go only so far, so online dating services are hosting offline events to bring people together more quickly.
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Daily Report: Online Dating Services Go Retro

Daily Report: Online Dating Services Go Retro | Online Dating | Scoop.it
Online dating services have long promised to help people find a mate by using statistical science to predict personal chemistry. But some of the biggest services are now adding a retro twist, Jenna Wortham reports in Wednesday’s New York Times.
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Cited out of the article: "“There’s only so much you can do with data,” said Susan Etlinger, a research analyst at the Altimeter Group who advises companies on how best to use technology. “There’s always the unknown that has to do with pheromones and human nature.”"

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Internet Initiated Relationships: Associations Between Age and Involvement in Online Dating - Stephure - 2009 - Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication - Wiley Online Library

Internet Initiated Relationships: Associations Between Age and Involvement in Online Dating - Stephure - 2009 - Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication - Wiley Online Library | Online Dating | Scoop.it
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Overcoming relationship-initiation barriers: The impact of a computer-dating system on sex role, shyness, and appearance inhibitions

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Revealing the ‘real’ me, searching for the ‘actual’ you: Presentations of self on an internet dating site

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