Online Dating and Mating: The Use of the Internet to Meet Sexual Partners

@article{Couch2008OnlineDA,
  title={Online Dating and Mating: The Use of the Internet to Meet Sexual Partners},
  author={Danielle Couch and P. Liamputtong},
  journal={Qualitative Health Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={18},
  pages={268 - 279}
}
Australia has experienced a large increase in Internet usage, and online dating is used for seeking romantic and sexual partners. Using a qualitative approach, 15 people who use online dating took part in in-depth, online chat interviews. Nearly all participants used multiple dating sites to seek partners and making use of email, chat and webcam to engage with, assess, validate and qualify their potential sexual partners. They would “filter” the identity of other online daters before taking… Expand
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