Title

Relationships Formed Through Tinder

Date

6-1-2017 8:30 AM

End Time

1-6-2017 10:30 AM

Location

WUC Pacific Room

Department

Behavioral Sciences

Session Chair

Jaime Cloud

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences poster Session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Ethan McMahan

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

This study examined negative perceptions towards a couple in a romantic relationship formed through Tinder. Previous research suggested that there was a large amount of disapproval directed at people who formed a relationship online or through Tinder. Forty-four college students, thirty-eight females, participated in the study. Participants read a short story after which they completed a survey about their opinions towards the couple portrayed in the story who had met through Tinder. The opinions were measured on a four-point Likert-type scale. There was no significant difference in the scores of those with the relationship formed through Tinder(M= 2.8409, SD= .39750) than the relationship formed through a mutual friend (M= 2.9205, SD= .35679). The mean difference was not significant t(42) = .699, p >. 05, d = .377. The hypothesis was not supported which suggested that college students did not disapprove of couples who have met through Tinder. This study implied that college students are more accepting of people’s relationships formed through a non-traditional manner.

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Jun 1st, 8:30 AM Jun 1st, 10:30 AM

Relationships Formed Through Tinder

WUC Pacific Room

This study examined negative perceptions towards a couple in a romantic relationship formed through Tinder. Previous research suggested that there was a large amount of disapproval directed at people who formed a relationship online or through Tinder. Forty-four college students, thirty-eight females, participated in the study. Participants read a short story after which they completed a survey about their opinions towards the couple portrayed in the story who had met through Tinder. The opinions were measured on a four-point Likert-type scale. There was no significant difference in the scores of those with the relationship formed through Tinder(M= 2.8409, SD= .39750) than the relationship formed through a mutual friend (M= 2.9205, SD= .35679). The mean difference was not significant t(42) = .699, p >. 05, d = .377. The hypothesis was not supported which suggested that college students did not disapprove of couples who have met through Tinder. This study implied that college students are more accepting of people’s relationships formed through a non-traditional manner.