Concerning limitations, this pilot study provides only a micro example of the experience of an online dating community.
It will only take into consideration the experiences of 4 users from the Ottawa, Ontario Plenty of Fish community.
The experience a user has is based upon their reasons for participating, the level of their involvement in the community, and the qualities the community offers to its users.
How does the community itself influence the user’s experience of online dating?
Why do users join and participate in online dating communities?
This is a hermeneutical phenomenological study wherein the central purpose is to interpret and describe the user’s experience of the Plenty of Fish online dating community.
This deals with the user’s reasons for joining, their activities and usage of the community, their perception of the community, and their opinions of positive and negative aspects of the community.
Boys and girls who start dating at a young age are disrupting the typical pattern of teenage romantic development and may have more school and behavioral problems than their peers, suggests a Canadian study to be published in the December issue of the Journal of Adolescence.
Interest in the opposite sex usually begins at puberty and gradually evolves into casual interactions, followed by group-based dating by the midteens, previous...
As for delimitations, I will focus specifically on the free online dating community, Plenty of Fish, and users who are aged 23-30 living in Ottawa, Ontario.
This age group was selected with the anticipation that participants would be out of school and beginning careers.
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