[Air-L] Online Dating Studies

Leurs, K.H.A. (Koen) K.H.A.Leurs at uu.nl
Wed Feb 24 01:08:51 PST 2010

Dear Erhardt,

I recently came across a project carried out at the Oxford Internet Institute called "Me, My Spouse and the Internet: Meeting, Dating and Marriage in the Digital Age".
You can find more about it here: http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk/research/?id=47, including links to publications. 

I would be interested in learning about the use of Instant Messaging and social networking in dating, as I am currently looking at the performance of gender and sexuality in IM. 

Kind regards,


Koen Leurs | Aio / PhD student 
OGC (Research Institute for Culture and History)| 
Utrecht University, the Netherlands | Janskerkhof 13, 3512 BL Utrecht | # 2.02 | (+31) 30 253 78 59 | (+31) 6 13108803 |

Current project: http://www.uu.nl/wiredup/

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-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: air-l-bounces at listserv.aoir.org namens Erhardt Graeff
Verzonden: wo 24-2-2010 5:45
Aan: air-l at listserv.aoir.org
CC: Jonathan Beilin
Onderwerp: [Air-L] Online Dating Studies
I'm preparing to co-lead a core conversation at SXSW on online dating
websites and trends. We've been looking at academic work like Judith
Donath's as well as the more cheeky but practical research on the OkTrends
blog from OkCupid. Does anyone know of good case studies of particular
online dating websites, or historical studies of trends in online dating?
Sources focusing on website design as well as sociological and psychological
aspects would all be helpful.

Additionally, any questions about online dating sites and culture that you
might be interested in exploring the answers to, or simply discussing, would
be great.


Erhardt Graeff
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