SNS & Romantic Attraction

The effect of information provided in a social network profile on romantic attraction

Student - Jenna Parsons

Supervisors - Andrew Power and Grainne Kirwan

Information displayed on an individualís Facebook profile is easily accessible to other Facebook users. This information can then be used to make a judgment about the type of person the user is. The aim of this study is to explore the effect information provided on a social network profile has on making judgments about a profile owner.

College students will take part in a factorial experiment to examine the relationship between the information provided on a Facebook profile and the participantís ratings on a romantic attraction scale. A combination of qualitative and quantitative research methods will be employed in order to ensure a richness and depth of data.

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