Swipe Right: An Exploration of Self-Presentation and Impression Management on Tinder

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Abstract

The emergence of Location-Based-Real-Time-Dating (LBRTD) apps such as Tinder, has introduced a new way for users to get to know potential partners nearby. The design of the app represents a departure from "oldschool" dating sites as it leaves plenty of space for pictures, but only minimal room for self-description. This might change the way individuals decide to portray themselves as their real, ideal or ought-to self. Based on empirical data collected in the Netherlands, we try to assess how Tinder users present themselves, exploring at the same time the impact of their personality and their motives of use.

Authors Ranzini, Giulia; Lutz, Christoph & Gouderjaan, Marjolein
Language English
Subjects social sciences
cultural studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SoM - Business Innovation
Date 10 June 2016
Publisher International Communication Association (ICA)
Place of Publication Washington, DC
Number of Pages 28
Event Title 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) 2016
Event Location Fukuoka, JP
Event Dates 09.-13.06.2016
Contact Email Address christoph.lutz@bi.no
Depositing User Christoph Lutz
Date Deposited 29 Apr 2016 09:21
Last Modified 04 May 2018 08:20
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/248333

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Ranzini, Giulia; Lutz, Christoph & Gouderjaan, Marjolein: Swipe Right: An Exploration of Self-Presentation and Impression Management on Tinder. 2016. - 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) 2016. - Fukuoka, JP.

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