Title

Online dating: A qualitative study on decision-making within Tinder and Grindr among emerging adults

Date of Publication

2016

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Roberto E. Javier, Jr.

Defense Panel Member

Homer J. Yabut

Abstract/Summary

Online dating has been a craze among the emerging adults in this digital age. Little research has been done to explore the factors affecting the decision-making of individuals who engage in specialized online dating platforms. Elements such as physical attractiveness, proximity, similarities, personal enjoyment, risk perception, Tinder & Grinder as a medium that gratify sexual needs, and drug & alcohol use emerged from the experiences of the respondents. Among these, physical attractiveness turns out to be the most influential factor. Through the experiences of the respondents, the researchers utilized a qualitative analysis on the most popular specialized online dating platforms which is Tinder and Grindr. Further studies may contribute in expounding on the positive and negative behavior and the outcomes of relationships that start with online dating applications.

Abstract Format

html

Note

Running head: Decision-making within Tinder and Grindr

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU11332

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

100 leaves : illustrations ; 28 cm.

Keywords

Online dating--Philippines; Dating (Social customs)--Philippines; Interpersonal relations--Philippines; Intimacy (Psychology)

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