Pace of online dating

Research shows that the Internet is an increasingly popular tool for social encounters.Although some believe online communication expands individuals' social networks, others are concerned that the Internet reduces face-to-face interactions and may create isolation.Regardless of these debates, more and more individuals utilize the Internet as a means of forming relationships.^ This study examined whether personality differences exist between those who use dating websites and those who do not.

Future research may expand upon this study by, for example, examining how successful the users of these sites feel in terms of meeting long-term partners and how their experience impacts their feelings about themselves and their lives.

^ Psychology, Social|Psychology, Personality Picheny Goldberg, Marisa, "The relationship between online dating and personality characteristics" (2009).