“One in ten Americans have used an online dating site or mobile dating app themselves, and many people now know someone else who uses online dating or who has found a spouse or long-term partner via online dating” (Pew Research Center 2013). Online dating is now a 2.1 billion dollar industry and growing (Fiscal Times, 2014). The current study examines how interpersonal computer-mediated relationships developed through uncertainty reduction strategies and self-disclosure. Online daters may become educated on courting in a computer-mediated environment by learning from the experiences of those that participate in online relationship seeking. Online daters may desire an understanding and awareness of their environment, and being informed on the etiquette of obtaining and growing in online romantic relationships. The current study adds to the existing body of scholarly research on online dating in a computer-mediated setting."

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Online dating--Research; Self-disclosure; Uncertainty--Social aspects

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Degree Name

Communication and Media Technologies (MS)

Department, Program, or Center

Department of Communication (CLA)


Patrick Scanlon

Advisor/Committee Member

Keith B. Jenkins

Advisor/Committee Member

Tracy Worrell


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