Homophily Attractiveness for Women in Online Dating in Taiwan

Cristian Eduardo Olivo Quiroga, Yen Shang-Yung

Abstract


Online dating is a significant and worldwide social phenomenon. Whilst research in western countries has provided valuable insights on how users perceive each another when viewing their profiles, little research has been done in Asia, where culture and cultural environments are different. In order to evaluate homophily, in an experimental approach, we evaluated what characteristics single women seek in potential romantic partners. We interviewed 55 young single women who are engaged in online dating. We asked participants to describe themselves in terms of personality, habits, family orientation, and etcetera. In addition, using the same variables, we asked them to describe their ideal partners in a second questionnaire. Women exhibited a low tendency of homophily towards their desired partners, seeking men who are not similar to themselves in life course attributes.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5539/ijps.v10n2p78

Copyright (c) 2018 Cristian Eduardo Olivo Quiroga

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International Journal of Psychological Studies   ISSN 1918-7211 (Print)   ISSN 1918-722X (Online)

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