Why do users join and participate in online dating communities?
And, what are positive/successful aspects of the community?
In contrast to social networking sites, online dating communities are tailored specifically to users who are looking for a romantic partner, connection, or encounter.
What are the negative/unsuccessful aspects of the community?
As for delimitations, I will focus specifically on the free online dating community, Plenty of Fish, and users who are aged 23-30 living in Ottawa, Ontario.
In the following research study, I aim to examine user’s experience of the online dating community, Plenty of Fish (POF).
The experience a user has is based upon their reasons for participating, the level of their involvement in the community, and the qualities the community offers to its users.
Increasingly, human interactions are being communicated by means of electronic, Internet-based medias.
Readily available programs and websites facilitate easy transference of messages, thus rendering space and time irrelevant.
The quick, efficient manner of Internet-based medias allow for easy access to users who want to examine a lot of content in an organized format within a short amount of time.
This concept is ideal for facilitating online dating networks where users seek to explore many users with the same intimate-based goals for using the community.