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dc.contributor.authorMahfouz, Ahmed Y.-
dc.contributor.authorPhilaretou, Andreas G.-
dc.contributor.authorTheocharous, Antonis L.-
dc.date.accessioned2009-12-17T06:39:30Zen
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-17T08:42:39Z-
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T08:29:12Z-
dc.date.available2009-12-17T06:39:30Zen
dc.date.available2013-05-17T08:42:39Z-
dc.date.available2015-12-08T08:29:12Z-
dc.date.issued2008-09-17-
dc.identifier.citationComputers in Human Behavior, 2008, vol. 24, iss. 6, pp. 3014-3026en_US
dc.identifier.issn0747-5632-
dc.description.abstractThis paper represents an exploratory and quantitative investigation into online dating from evolutionary, psychological, and technological points of view. In the past decade, the relatively inexpensive availability of user-friendly, fast, and reliable Internet technology has appealed to millions of consumers who suddenly found themselves engrossed by this sensational medium of communication, information, consumerism, and service. The majority of Internet users tend to be either recreational or utilitarian oriented, using such medium for a wide variety of tasks ranging from corresponding with friends and significant others, information gathering, purchasing goods and services, and, increasingly so, seeking and securing suitable dating and marital partners. The following research questions constitute the driving force for the current investigation: What are the evolutionary and social psychological intricacies of online dating? What are the technological variants or dimensions that render the consumption of online dating services appealing to users? An online survey was administered to 247 subjects to explore these questions and determine the technological dimensions of virtual social interaction. Exploratory factor analysis was then conducted to analyse the data. Eight technological dimensions emerged as a result of the analysis and served as the basis for the study’s technological perspectives model of virtual social interactions.en_US
dc.formatpdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElsevier Ltden
dc.relation.ispartofComputers in Human Behavioren_US
dc.rights© Elsevieren_US
dc.subjectOnline datingen_US
dc.subjectVirtual environmenten_US
dc.subjectEvolutionary psychologyen_US
dc.subjectExperienceen_US
dc.subjectSocial interactionen_US
dc.titleVirtual social interactions: Evolutionary, social psychological and technological perspectivesen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.collaborationA&M Universityen_US
dc.collaborationEuropean Universityen_US
dc.collaborationCyprus University of Technologyen_US
dc.subject.categoryEconomics and Businessen_US
dc.journalsSubscriptionen_US
dc.reviewpeer reviewed-
dc.countryUnited Statesen_US
dc.countryCyprusen_US
dc.subject.fieldSocial Sciencesen_US
dc.publicationPeer Revieweden_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.chb.2008.05.008en_US
dc.dept.handle123456789/85en
dc.relation.issue6en_US
dc.relation.volume24en_US
cut.common.academicyear2007-2008en_US
dc.identifier.spage3014en_US
dc.identifier.epage3026en_US
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crisitem.journal.journalissn0747-5632-
crisitem.journal.publisherElsevier-
crisitem.author.deptDepartment of Hotel and Tourism Management-
crisitem.author.facultyFaculty of Management and Economics-
crisitem.author.orcid0000-0002-7269-9581-
crisitem.author.parentorgFaculty of Management and Economics-
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