An Examination of Language Use in Online Dating Profiles

TitleAn Examination of Language Use in Online Dating Profiles
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsMarti Hearst, Meenakshi Nagarajan
Publisher3rd Int'l AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
Abstract

This paper contributes to the study of self-presentation in online dating systems by performing a factor analysis on the text portions of online profiles. Findings include a similarity in the overall factor structures between male and female profiles, including use of tentative words by men. Contrasts between sexes were also found in a cluster analysis of the profiles using their factor scores. Finally, we also found similarities in frequent words used by the gender groups.

Full Text

Meenakshi Nagarajan, Marti A. Hearst. An Examination of Language Use in Online Dating Personals, 3rd Int'l AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, ICWSM 2009: 266-269
project: SoCS
year: 2009
venue name: 3rd Int'l AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media
hasURL: http://knoesis.wright.edu/library/download/211-2650-1-PB.pdf

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