1. ONLINE DATING: The Good and the Ugly Peter Petrzala
2. Questions Why is online dating becoming less of a taboo than it was before? Why is it becoming more socially acceptable? What are the pros and cons of online dating? Do you think its actually effective? 3. What am I talking about? Some facts The good The ugly Anonymity Personal information 4. Some facts Exponential increase in usage 2003: 29 million used a service 2010: 20 million a month Success 94% met more than once 14% lasted over 1 year 8% lasted over 2 years http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOz1xqPJvIk 5. Have you used online dating? 6. DONT LIE! just kidding 7. The good It works for a lot of people. Personal matching (weeding out) Sites out there for every type of person Free? 8. The Ugly Some cost MONEY! Scams Information Hookups 9. Anonymous Self-presentation Research suggests that pressures to highlight one's positive attributes are experienced in tandem with the need to present one's true (or authentic) self to others, especially in significant relationships. Use to pursue a relationship Control Various aspects of self/credibility Gap in the research 10. Personal Information Types of information people put People want to match online with their offline selves People claim they are truthful in their profiles Style of dating sites discourage lying People lie regardless: another gap in the research 11. 12. 13. 14. Conclusion Dating websites work for some people. Be cautious. In conclusion 15. WEAR PROTECTION.