Self-presentation on online dating sites

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• Rejection sensitivity, conscientiousness, and gender predictive of above behaviors.

Although prior research has examined how individual difference factors are related to relationship initiation and formation over the Internet (e.g., online dating sites, social networking sites), little research has examined how dispositional factors are related to other aspects of online dating.

Examples discussed in my analysis include descriptions of one’s self and of one’s desired partner; signification of lifestyle through references to activities and practices, consumer items (such as food, technology), and culture (books, music, films); and implicating the state of one’s body through references to physical activity and appearance.

Online dating sites are Internet tools designed to facilitate “connections” between users who are seeking romantic and/or sexual partners.

Unlike the print personals of the past, which were restricted in form due to the space constraints of paper publications such as newspapers, online dating advertisements—or indeed, profiles, as they have become—are enabled by the more flexible medium of the Internet.

As such, they have the capacity to support large amounts of text through which users can construct more nuanced versions of their “presenting selves” (Goffman, 1959).

Some popular examples include e Harmony, Plenty of Fish, Match.com, and Lavalife.

Dans ce contexte, comment les utilisateurs d’internet et des médias sociaux utilisent-ils les ressources sociales et culturelles qui sont à leur disposition et comment incorporent-ils les normes de genre dans leurs représentations de soi?

• Rejection sensitive individuals more likely to use online dating sites.

• Factors related to meeting online dating partners in-person also examined.

How do online dating sites provide insight into an ongoing, reflexive process of self-promotion and self-construction?

KEYWORDS Discourse; Gender; Mediated; Internet; Sexuality RÉSUMÉ Les services de rencontre en ligne sont devenus un moyen de plus en plus acceptable pour les célibataires de chercher des partenaires convenables.

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