While the term has traditionally referred to those communications that occur via computer-mediated formats (e.g., instant messages, e-mails, chat rooms), it has also been applied to other forms of text-based interaction such as text messaging.
Social information processing theory argues that online interpersonal relationships may demonstrate the same relational dimensions and qualities as Ft F relationships.
The most popular day of the year for online dating is January 5, when 54 percent more people sign up. The most talked about musician in dating messages during 2014 was none other than Elusive Love Minx Taylor Swift. The most mentioned buzz word in online dating messages is "basic." And all the first dates took place at a Starbucks over a PSL, probably. If you message someone a smiley with a nose :-), you're 13 percent more likely to get a response.
After studying nearly 4 million messages and 430,000 profiles, Zoosk predicts that Adele will surpass the queen of shaking things off this year. On a brighter, less basic side, "lumbersexual" is poised to take over in 2015, which, is amazing. If your smiley doesn't have a nose :) it's 66 percent less likely to get a message.
Walther claims that CMC users can adapt to this restricted medium and use it effectively to develop close relationships.
Joseph Walther, a communication and media theorist, understood that to describe the new nature of online communication required a new theory.
Her research examines young adults’ interpersonal communication in romantic and family contexts.
These online relationships may help facilitate interactions that would not have occurred face-to-face due to factors such as geography and intergroup anxiety.
Beginning in the 1990s, after the advent of the Internet and the World Wide Web, interest grew in studying how the Internet impacted the ways people communicate with each other.
The goal of their review was to evaluate whether online dating was 1) fundamentally different from face-to-face dating and 2) was superior.
Results of their assessment indicated that dating online was indeed different from "traditional" dating in a number of ways.