The Illusion of Intimacy

The Illusion of Intimacy

Problems in the World of Online Dating

Book - 2012
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This book examines online dating from the "inside," using in-depth interviews with dating website members to reveal—and keenly analyze—what relationships and romance in the 21st century are really like.

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Independent sociologist Bridges has taught at several colleges and universities, including the U. of Central Florida, Orlando. His latest text examines societal transformations in the US concerning intimate partnering, sex, intimacy, and marriage resulting from the increasing use of digital technology in daily life, specifically online dating. The qualitative study incorporates participant observation with in-depth interviews of other participants active in online dating, focusing on five popular sites. Coverage includes an overview of the online dating process, intimacy and its issues, how illusion and fantasy distort reality, and common problems of online dating. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, c2012
Description: xi, 154 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780313399510
Branch Call Number: 306.730285 Bri


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