The Strength of Absent Ties: Social Integration via Online Dating

@article{Ortega2017TheSO,
  title={The Strength of Absent Ties: Social Integration via Online Dating},
  author={Josue Ortega and Philipp Hergovich},
  journal={Cultural Anthropology eJournal},
  year={2017}
}
  • J. Ortega, Philipp Hergovich
  • Published 29 September 2017
  • Sociology, Physics, Computer Science, Economics
  • Cultural Anthropology eJournal
We used to marry people to which we were somehow connected to: friends of friends, schoolmates, neighbours. Since we were more connected to people similar to us, we were likely to marry someone from our own race. However, online dating has changed this pattern: people who meet online tend to be complete strangers. Given that one-third of modern marriages start online, we investigate theoretically, using random graphs and matching theory, the effects of those previously absent ties in the… Expand
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