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On-line dating; is a digital kiss and virtual wink the new way of finding love?

Chalkley, Tony 2014, On-line dating; is a digital kiss and virtual wink the new way of finding love?, in ACMC 2014 : Media, Communication, Culture and the Dynamics of Change : Proceedings of the Asian Congress for Media and Communication 2014 Conference, ACMC, City University, Hong Kong, pp. 1-10.

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Title On-line dating; is a digital kiss and virtual wink the new way of finding love?
Author(s) Chalkley, Tony
Conference name Asian Congress for Media and Communication. International Conference (2014 : Hong Kong)
Conference location City University, Hong Kong
Conference dates 14-16 Nov. 2014
Title of proceedings ACMC 2014 : Media, Communication, Culture and the Dynamics of Change : Proceedings of the Asian Congress for Media and Communication 2014 Conference
Editor(s) [unknown]
Publication date 2014
Start page 1
End page 10
Total pages 10
Publisher ACMC
Place of publication City University, Hong Kong
Keyword(s) Online dating
Youth
Identity
Representation
Risk
Love
Summary In 2007, I asked for a show of hands of people who ‘might consider online dating as a way of finding a partner’. Not a single hand went up and the lecture theatre was stony silent. The same question, some five years later resulted in a significant show of hands and a buzz of chatter. Something had changed and perceptions around online dating had shifted. Nielsen Research last year found most Australians (51 per cent) had either tried online dating or would consider doing so. RSVP and eHarmony claim to have 2 million members and more than 4 million people have apparently joined RSVP since it was launched 17 years ago. Online dating is experiencing significant growth in Asia as well, with the number of new web services (some, like ‘Muslima’, are tightly focused) growing exponentially. Online dating is a global phenomenon. This paper will use current media studies research literature and data from conversations with university students in Australia and Indonesia to explore how the changing world of online dating is helping/hindering young people as they shape and develop identity, represent themselves in the virtual world and ultimately, how they find love on line.
Language eng
Field of Research 200102 Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
200101 Communication Studies
Socio Economic Objective 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2014, ACMC
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30071535

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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