This forum panel provides a critical perspective on the history and future of the Internet's role in meeting new people, dating, and developing lasting relationships, such as through partnerships and marriage.

Online dating has come along way since ‘You’ve Got Mail’, the 1998 movie in which two business rivals fall in love over the Internet. This panel will provide a critical perspective on the history and future of the Internet’s role in meeting new people, dating, and developing lasting relationships, such as through partnerships and marriage.

Agenda

Speaker

Presentation

Monica Whitty

A Perspective on the History and Future of Online Dating

Joseph B. Walther

Digital Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: Relationship Gains and Losses from Internet Communication

Katelyn McKenna

A Progressive Affair: From Online Dating to Real World Mating

This event is organised as part of the OII research project ‘Me, My Spouse and the Internet’ which focuses on the role of the Internet in marriage. The project (and this event) is supported by a grant from e-Harmony.com