Date of Submission
Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Online dating has drastically changed how people meet their significant others and how people form connections. More and more relationships are starting online, and I wanted to see if Match.com and eharmony were utilizing pre-existing love theories to drive their match-making processes. Match.com and eharmony are the most successful pain online dating websites. I analyzed Match.com and eharmony using three theories of love. I analyzed their processes using the Evolutionary perspective, the Triangular Model of Love, and Attachment theory. I found that while Match.com does not use the Attachment theory, it is more successful than eharmony, which uses all three theories. This leads me to question the importance of other features as a part of online dating websites and how mobile dating (through phone apps) will impact our relationship behaviors in the future.
Han, Amanda, "Three Theories of Love: Analysis of Online Dating" (2020). CMC Senior Theses. 2469.
This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.