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Presentation of Self on Online Dating sites. Dr. Monica Whitty Queen’s University Belfast m.whitty@qub.ac.uk Invited talk: Bath University ESRC series: 30 th Janurary 2006. Personal Ads. “Reminiscent of a heterosexual stock market" Favourable traits

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presentation of self on online dating sites

Presentation of Self on Online Dating sites

Dr. Monica Whitty

Queen’s University Belfast

m.whitty@qub.ac.uk

Invited talk: Bath University ESRC series: 30th Janurary 2006

personal ads
Personal Ads
  • “Reminiscent of a heterosexual stock market"
  • Favourable traits
  • Stereotypical sex role characteristics were valued commodities
exchange theory
Individuals pursue relationships with others only so long as they are satisfying in terms of the overall rewards and costs. Exchange theory
self disclosure
I'm sometimes sick at heart from falling out of love with those I grew to care for enough that I stopped risking their health. I have a Herpes virus infection with yearly outbreaks. I would like to meet a woman who shares this difficulty… Self-disclosure
plea for honesty
Plea for honesty

Wealthy, entrepreneurial, fun loving, energetic, playful, said to be handsome, single WM, thirtyish. Seeks cute, young, petite, single WF for travel-mate and all around companion. No B.S., no gold-diggers, sincere only need apply…

selective truth telling
e.g., individuals only advertised their weight when it was socially desirable.

e.g., single women with children tended to omit any mention of having children in their personal ads.

Selective truth telling
finding the ideal partner
Presenting a realistic picture of themselves will, in turn, lead to finding the ‘ideal’ partner

Discrepancy between their ideal partner and the person who is realistically interested in their profile.

Finding the ‘ideal’ partner
theories on self online
Theories on self online
  • Turkle (1995): liberating space for individuals
  • Gergen (2000):self becomes saturated with too many identities
online romantic relationships
Online romantic relationships
  • Safe space to ‘play at love’ (Whitty, 2003).
  • Joinson (2004): low self-esteem individuals
  • Bargh & McKenna: true selves
  • Cyberspace is not one generic space (Whitty, 2003; Whitty & Carr, 2006)
my theory
My theory:
  • Experiment with identities and feel safe to flirt
  • Depth and breadth
  • A need to present an ‘attractive’ but ‘real/actual’ self (Whitty, 2004, 2006, forthcoming)
references
References

Whitty, M. T. (2003). Cyber-flirting: Playing at love on the Internet. Theory and Psychology, 13 (3),339-357.

Whitty, M T. (2004). Shopping for Love on the Internet: Men and Women's experiences of using an Australian Internet dating site. Communication Research in the Public Interest: ICA, New Orleans, USA,May 27-31, 2004.

Whitty, M. T. & Carr, A. N. (2006). Cyberspace romance: The psychology of online relationships. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Whitty, M. T. (forthcoming). The joys of online dating. In E. Konjin, T. Martin., S. Utz, & A. Linden. (Eds.), Mediated Interpersonal Communication. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Whitty, M. T. (forthcoming). Manipulation of self in cyberspace. In B. H. Spitzberg, & W. R. Cupach. (Eds.), The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication (second edition). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Whitty, M. T. (forthcoming). Love letters: The development of romantic relationships throughout the ages. In A. N. Joinson, K. Y. A. McKenna, T. Postmes, and U. R. Reips. (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Whitty, M. T., Baker, A. J., & Inman, J. A. (Eds.) (in preparation). Online matchmaking. Palgrave Macmillan. To be published in 2006