Definition of online dating
» How they communicate: learning to handle each others’ styles of communication even when conflicts occur online enhances online and then offline satisfaction and cooperation. My interpretation of Baker's findings is that prolonged and non-superficial contact can help counter the inherent drawbacks of "hyperpersonal communication." This dry and academic piece of jargon reflects the unique characteristics of online interactions and communications. In addition, people tend to like each other more when they first meet over the Internet, as opposed to face-to-face. Finally, by researching actual Web users, Mc Kenna’s research team found that deep relationships do form over the Internet. Mine is not so much a gripe, but rather a clarification about the term "online dating." I recently read a poignant article in the San Francisco Chronicle about the conversion of a once true believer. For 11 years, the so-called father of web logging (blogging) and online diarists, Justin Hall, was dedicated to documenting his life online. But now, Hall has expressed serious doubt over the Internet’s ability to foster intimacy. As a result, the father of blogging has sadly ended his online presence.
Specifically, individuals in chat-rooms and newsgroups have much less information about other participants (verbal and nonverbal cues) with which they might make attributions or form impressions of others. Time to get a life – pioneer blogger Justin Hall bows at 31. However, I’ve heard many people claim that online dating is a misnomer – that people don’t really "date" online but rather simply meet there. Exploring the accuracies and inaccuracies of personality perception following Internet-mediated communication. They go on to say that online dating sites are basically nothing more than "online introduction services." Frankly, I couldn’t disagree more. First, some people may have quite inaccurate perceptions of other people’s personalities when in communicating over the Web. Relationship formation on the Internet: What’s the big attraction? In other words, some of us aren’t that good at drawing accurate pictures of others over the Web.