One possibility is developing online dating sites to be more community-centric, as shown by the value of outsourced communities on Reddit.
This could possibly mitigate anti-social behaviors or rule-bending on the websites as well.
Users complained of trolling and catfishing (the use of false photos to deceptively engage users).
- Men swiped “like” on all profiles to increase likelihood of a match.- Users spoofed location to find more matches in a wider radius.- Structured experiments to see which profile pictures worked best.
Findings from the study also showed persistent frustrations with the online dating experience.
That’s why, according to new Georgia Institute of Technology research, many men and women head to Reddit after signing up for two popular dating web services.
The study found that users on OKCupid and mobile-based Tinder aren’t able to determine social norms or effective match-making techniques on the services, so they use Reddit to learn tips about online dating.
“Lack of novelty and lack of spontaneity in conversation came up quite often.
We saw discussions about first dates being stilted, and connections were difficult to make.”Forum users shared tips on how to shape profiles for maximum appeal, something not possible on the dating sites because of the one-on-one nature of the platforms.
The research study, “Understanding the Role of Community in Online Dating,” co-authored by graduate student Christina Masden, will be presented at the Association of Computing Machinery’s conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2015), April 18-23, in Seoul, Korea.
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Started in 2004, Korean Cupid is part of the well-established Cupid Media network that operates over 30 reputable niche dating sites.