Sociology paper on dating
In recent years ‘internet dating’ has become very popular for a number of reasons, mainly due to its ease and convenience.
In a world where single people often have little time to socialise and find it hard to meet like minded people the internet has provided a link to the world of dating and romance.
Many suggest there is a lot you can do to maximise the success of your internet dating experience.
(University of Bath Study, 2005) Invariably there are always going to be people who are more successful at meeting others than some.
It seems that likewise webcams were not viewed as desirable or successful with anonynimity being preferred.
Dr Gavin (Author of Research Study) stated that; “We also found people are shying away from using webcams because they feel its important not to see their partners for some time – there is something special about text-bases relationships.” (University of Bath Study, 2005) Of all the relationships studied, 39% of the couples were still together at the time of the survey, and of these 24% of the couples had been together for at least a year, and 8% for at least 2 years.
Interestingly, the research showed that men were generally more likely to be committed to the relationship than the women, and tended to be more dependent upon the women.
One explanation for this was the fact that perhaps men felt more comfortable with the anonymity which writing brings as it gave them a chance to express their emotions more easily than they would have been able to face to face.