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It will only take into consideration the experiences of 4 users from the Ottawa, Ontario Plenty of Fish community.
Included in this sample size are 4 men between the ages of 23 and 30.
Although this sample will provide only a snapshot of a very particular area (city of Ottawa and the Plenty of Fish community) from the male point of view, it demonstrates the overall phenomenon of online dating communities and will display concepts common to the general experience of online daters involved in Internet dating communities.
This is a hermeneutical phenomenological study wherein the central purpose is to interpret and describe the user’s experience of the Plenty of Fish online dating community.
The users of a free community may be less serious, or less involved with utilizing the service compared to users who pay to be members of an inclusive community.
Online communities of users seeking romantic connections by displaying themselves not only as users, but as a potential partners, is a signifier of the liberal, technologically-dependant era we are currently in.Not having any personal experience of utilizing online dating communities, my interest is founded in the concept that such an inherently human and private matter of finding a romantic partner is being administered in a public, online domain.Having heard about this particular site, POF, from various friends and coworkers, I considered it to be a good community to select as a context for user’s experiences.In the following research study, I aim to examine user’s experience of the online dating community, Plenty of Fish (POF).The experience a user has is based upon their reasons for participating, the level of their involvement in the community, and the qualities the community offers to its users.