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  1. CMC Romantics present… Online Romantic Relationships

  2. Online Romantic Relationships

  3. Online Romantic Relationships About 10% of singles in the United States in 2011 are using online dating websites 3 class members will use online dating websites

  4. Starting & Maintaining Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance CMC’s Role Future

  5. Starting & Maintaining Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance CMC’s Role Future

  6. Starting & Maintaining Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance CMC’s Role Future

  7. Starting & Maintaining Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance CMC’s Role Future

  8. Starting & Maintaining Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance CMC’s Role Future

  9. Starting & Maintaining Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance CMC’s Role Future

  10. Starting & Maintaining Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance CMC’s Role Future

  11. Starting & Maintaining What is the first step in online dating? Benefits & Drawbacks Create a Second Life account Create a personal profile Facebook stalk someone until they agree to go out with you Check the personal section on Craig’s List Breaking Up & Long Distance CMC’s Role Future

  12. Meeting Online Starting & Maintaining • The first step in online dating is creating • a personal profile for yourself. Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance CMC’s Role Future

  13. Meeting Online Starting & Maintaining • Think of it like this: the online dating • realm is similar to a shopping mall. Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance CMC’s Role Future

  14. Meeting Online Starting & Maintaining Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance Qualities online daters look for in others: CMC’s Role • Physical Attractiveness • Career • Interests • Intelligence Future

  15. Meeting Online Starting & Maintaining • GOAL of online dating website is to connect • you to your potential romantic partners. Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance CMC’s Role Future

  16. Relationship Development & Maintenance Starting & Maintaining Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance CMC’s Role • The majority of Internet romantic relationships • develop opposite of how one develops an • offline face-to-face relationship. Future

  17. Relationship Development & Maintenance Starting & Maintaining Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance • Online relationships may be more • characterized by a higher degree of • personal investment of time and • self-disclosure than typical offline • relationships. CMC’s Role Future

  18. Starting & Maintaining Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance CMC’s Role Future

  19. Starting & Maintaining On average, how many people get married everyday because of online dating services? Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance 0-100 100-200 400-500 500-600 CMC’s Role Future

  20. Starting & Maintaining Benefits & Drawbacks Benefits Breaking Up & Long Distance • know a little about the person before meeting them  • feel more comfortable communicating online at first • relationship develops faster CMC’s Role Future

  21. Starting & Maintaining Benefits & Drawbacks Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance • hard to tell when someone is telling the truth • relationships can develop too fast • may take away the excitement and chemistry of meeting someone new CMC’s Role Future

  22. Starting & Maintaining Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance CMC’s Role Future

  23. Starting & Maintaining How many of you know of a relationship that has ended online? Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance CMC’s Role Future

  24. Starting & Maintaining eDumping Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance CMC’s Role Future

  25. Starting & Maintaining Long-Distance Relationships Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance • Skype • Facebook • Email CMC’s Role Future

  26. Starting & Maintaining Long-Distance Relationships Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance CMC’s Role Future

  27. Starting & Maintaining Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance CMC’s Role Future

  28. Starting & Maintaining Which of the following is not an online dating website? Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance Match.com eHarmony.com IWantLove.com DateMySchool.com CMC’s Role Future

  29. Starting & Maintaining Online Relationships Benefits & Drawbacks • Expanding internet leads to more research • We’ve seen CMC themes in recent movies as it become more relevant to our lives Breaking Up & Long Distance CMC’s Role Future

  30. Starting & Maintaining Online Dating Sites Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance • The internet now offers so much variety when it comes to dating websites • So what’s out there for our age group? CMC’s Role Future

  31. Starting & Maintaining Social Networks Benefits & Drawbacks • Who uses them? • Jealousy can be positive & negative Breaking Up & Long Distance CMC’s Role Future

  32. Starting & Maintaining Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance CMC’s Role Future

  33. Starting & Maintaining DateMySchool.com— “facilitate meeting of students from different departments within the same school and between different universities” Marriages resulting from online relationships  marrying online Benefits & Drawbacks Breaking Up & Long Distance CMC’s Role Future

  34. CMC Romantics present… Online Romantic Relationships

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