Online dating research articles
The users of a free community may be less serious, or less involved with utilizing the service compared to users who pay to be members of an inclusive community.
The free quality of Plenty of Fish could also mean that it has a more diverse body of users due to its inclusivity.
That is to say, they are freshly out of school, new to their careers and are frequenting bars and other social functions less than they once were.
Concerning limitations, this pilot study provides only a micro example of the experience of an online dating community.
In the following research study, I aim to examine user’s experience of the online dating community, Plenty of Fish (POF).
Generally, society is accustom to having wide varieties of everything from cereal to cars to choose from, and online dating contributes to this notion because it provides a large body of potential lovers to choose from.
The central questions this research study intends to answer are: what is the user’s experience of the online dating community, POF?
How does the community itself influence the user’s experience of online dating?
This deals with the user’s reasons for joining, their activities and usage of the community, their perception of the community, and their opinions of positive and negative aspects of the community.
Within this perspective, my position as a researcher constantly be taken into account because my view of the topics and content found will naturally impact the interpretations I make.