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Partner search in the digital age. Psychological characteristics of Online-Dating- Service-Users and its contribution to the explana- tion of different patterns of utilization.

@inproceedings{Aretz2010PartnerSI,
  title={Partner search in the digital age. Psychological characteristics of Online-Dating- Service-Users and its contribution to the explana- tion of different patterns of utilization.},
  author={Wera Aretz and Inge Demuth and Kathrine Greby Schmidt and Jennifer Vierlein},
  year={2010}
}
In search of a romantic partnership nearly half of all German singles are using internet-dating-services (Schultz & Zillmann, 2009). Although there is much reported about this phenomenon in the media, scientific studies on this subject are rare. The present investigation pursues three objectives: (1) the psychological traits (self-esteem, extraversion, openness, shyness, physical attraction, sociability) as well as sociodemographic characteristics (age, gender, education)in comparison to people… Expand

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