|Title||An Examination of Language Use in Online Dating Profiles|
|Publication Type||Conference Paper|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Marti Hearst, Meenakshi Nagarajan|
|Publisher||3rd Int'l AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media|
This paper contributes to the study of self-presentation in online dating systems by performing a factor analysis on the text portions of online profiles. Findings include a similarity in the overall factor structures between male and female profiles, including use of tentative words by men. Contrasts between sexes were also found in a cluster analysis of the profiles using their factor scores. Finally, we also found similarities in frequent words used by the gender groups.
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Meenakshi Nagarajan, Marti A. Hearst. An Examination of Language Use in Online Dating Personals, 3rd Int'l AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, ICWSM 2009: 266-269