Graduation Year


Date of Submission


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Reader 1

Craig Bowman


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 and eharmony were utilizing pre-existing love theories to drive their match-making processes. and eharmony are the most successful pain online dating websites. I analyzed 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 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.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.