Articles on internet dating sites
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.
Online communities of users seeking romantic connections by displaying themselves not only as users, but as a potential partners, is a signifier of the liberal, technologically-dependant era we are currently in.
This deals with the user’s reasons for joining, their activities and usage of the community, their perception of the community, and their opinions of positive and negative aspects of the community.
Within this perspective, my position as a researcher constantly be taken into account because my view of the topics and content found will naturally impact the interpretations I make.
The users of a free community may be less serious, or less involved with utilizing the service compared to users who pay to be members of an inclusive community.
The free quality of Plenty of Fish could also mean that it has a more diverse body of users due to its inclusivity.