Human IT just published my article Swiping, Matching, Chatting: Self-Presentation and Self-Disclosure on Mobile Dating Apps. The full article can be accessed as a PDF and the abstract is below:
People have long used rituals of self-presentation and self-disclosure when looking for a romantic connection, whether they seek a passionate love affair, a spouse or a casual encounter. Mobile dating applications like Tinder have exploded in popularity in recent years. On Tinder, impression management begins with choosing one’s profile photos and viewing and assessing the profiles of potential Tinder matches. Self-disclosing to matches begins in a technologically mediated environment. This article provides an overview of literature that has focused on self-presentation and self-disclosure on dating websites and raises questions about whether and how this literature can be applied to new digital matching mobile apps like Tinder. It highlights two current research projects on Tinder users recently conducted in the Netherlands.
Today de Volkskrant published a feature on my Tinder research in a column called “The Perfect…Tinder Profile.” The web version of the article can be found here.
Typehouse Literary Review published my fiction piece “Sex and Violence (in a Field near Hoofddorp)” in their Issue 7, January 2016. This one’s a PDF, so if you want to read it just download the issue and you’ll find me on page 47. The story can also be read here.
The Rumpus published my fiction piece “Through the Lens” in The Rumpus Book Report: January 2016. The story can also be read here.
Amsterdam Quarterly published my fiction piece “First Meeting” in Issue 13 (July 2015). The story can also be read here.
It was a successful event at the Erasmus Pavilion on Monday! Despite the rain there was a great turnout for the lecture, and the participants in the “36 Questions” dating event really seemed to enjoy themselves. For those of you interested, here’s the back story on the 36 Questions for Intimacy:
“What was needed was a method to create closeness in the laboratory with strangers, so people could be randomly assigned to various conditions and other variables could be controlled. As such, the method has been used in hundreds of studies and the field has been able to learn a great deal.”
The questions originally stem from a 1997 study by Aron et al. titled “The Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness: A Procedure and Some Preliminary Findings.”
Story Shack Magazine published my fiction piece “Yellow Light” on July 27, 2015. The story can also be read here.