Sociology of romance and dating

Hence, our research uses qualitative methods focused exactly on these aspects.This helps, at first, to trace practical problems and contractions that appear as a result of the competing logics outlined above.

Are you carefully weighing every factor that makes someone a good romantic match?Ansari learned that "[B]etween 20 more than one third of couples who got married in the United States met through an online dating site.Online dating was the single biggest way people met their spouses.But, however, it is widely unclear how these different competing logics – the ideal of romantic love on the one hand, the principals of efficiency and economic rationality on the other – are actually interwoven in the practice of online dating and how people deal with the contradictions and ambivalences that may appear as a result.