FINDING LOVE IN AMERICA VS. JAPAN: A CONTENT ANALYSIS OF ONLINE DATING PROFILES IN TWO CULTURES
Timothy T. Hachey, W. Q. Elaine Perunovic / University of New Brunswick
Given the cultural importance of modesty and self-criticism, the self-presentation strategies used by East Asian individuals to attract a romantic partner are very different from the self-promoting approaches used by North Americans. A content analysis of internet dating profiles explored cultural differences in impression management strategies for Americans and Japanese.
presented at SPSP 2013
The Fourteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology will be held January 17-19, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
CONCLUSION: never ask online daters to describe themselves!
Remember the other papers:
Predictability of Personality Traits is Dismal !!!
"Personality Similarities Predict Relationship Satisfaction in 23 Countries"
"Culture and Close Relationships: A Psychological View"
eHarmony had failed to launch in Japan
Match had celebrated 10 years in Japan without earning money until yet!
The Online Dating Industry urgently needs innovations!