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  • 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.