More important, however, participants preferred people whose online persona could be clearly traced to a real person.“Instead of just saying, ‘I write a blog,’ name the blog and encourage people to check it out,” High says. High and Wotipka presented their preliminary findings in November 2014 at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association.
They plan to submit a paper to a peer-reviewed journal in the spring of 2015.
To set yourself apart from the herd, you might be tempted to highlight or exaggerate your accomplishments.
But paradoxically, new research suggests that is not the way to go.
The researchers found that a variety of factors, from age to camera quality, affected users’ decisions to reach out to others.
Stephanie Tikkanen, an assistant professor of communication studies, said the picture quality and the kinds of pictures people choose to post on their dating site profiles can be seen as indicators of personality.
Some were disqualified for being basic-looking bros with too-big arm muscles, and some for trying too hard to be hip, whether emphasizing their DJ gigs or having super hipster photos.
People have different behavior and tactics while looking for love online.
One study published in September 2014 to Ok Trends, was done by data experts over the course of five years and looked at how people interacted on the dating site Ok Cupid.
Online dating has made potential partners much more readily available than ever before -- and yet also, somehow, disposable.
The other day I was sitting on a train with a friend as she flicked through profiles on Bumble, an online dating service in which women have to reach out to men first.