Sixty-six percent of online daters report that they have gone on a date with someone they met through a dating site or dating app.
That is a substantial increase from the 43% of online daters who had actually progressed to the date stage in 2005.
Yet, to date, there has been a minimal response by sociologists to seek, describe and understand this influence.
In this article, we present some of the key findings of our research on online dating in Australia, in order to foster a debate about the sociological impacts on intimacy in the postmodern world.
Emotional closeness, spiritual trust, and physical connectedness all play a role in creating intimacy.
With that working definition, let’s move on to the four must-tackle intimacy issues you may be afraid to face.
One little word that can intimidate even the savviest single.
Are men and women seriously finding soul mates, or simply peddling themselves shamelessly in what has become the most effective distribution system for finding love imaginable?
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To what extent does Computer Mediated Communication (emails, texts, etc), used in online dating, foster intimacy as compared to face-to-face communication?
Does this intimacy carry over to the face-to-face meeting with a potential partner?