Profile as promise: A framework for conceptualizing veracity in online dating self-presentations

  title={Profile as promise: A framework for conceptualizing veracity in online dating self-presentations},
  author={Nicole B. Ellison and Jeffrey T. Hancock and Catalina L. Toma},
  journal={New Media \& Society},
  pages={45 - 62}
This research explores how users conceptualize misrepresentation (their own and others’) in a specific genre of online self-presentation: the online dating profile. Using qualitative data collected from 37 online dating participants, we explore user understandings of self-presentational practices, specifically how discrepancies between one’s online profile and offline presentation are constructed, assessed, and justified. Based on our analysis, we propose the profile as promise framework as an… Expand
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