Probably not, according to a new study published in the The latest study compares results of a survey on sexual practices from 1988-1996 to one from 2004-2012 in an attempt to see if college-aged students (18-25 years old) have replaced traditional dating in favor of the hookup.
According to the researchers, after combing through all the information between the two surveys, they concluded: Modest changes are consistent with cultural shifts in the ‘‘scripts’’ and terminology surrounding sexuality.
An e-mail with strong emotional words (e.g., excited, wonderful) led to more positive impressions than an e-mail with fewer strong emotional words (e.g., happy, fine) and resulted in nearly three out of four subjects selecting the e-mailer with strong emotional words for the fictitious dater of the opposite sex.
Results for self-disclosure e-mails were complex, but indicate that levels of self-disclosure led to different impressions.
The majority of men ages 35 to 55 have dated online and, of those, 65% successfully met a special someone.For some this may in fact be true, but for me, it’s far from fact.While aggressively dating I went out with 46 men in 16 months. I was very clear about what I was looking for and communicated it from the very beginning.Low levels of self-disclosure were generally preferred in choosing for the fictitious dater, although these preferences differed by gender, education, and ethnic background.Results were discussed in terms of theories of computer-mediated communication.