CS: Facebook is an incredible tool for managing relationships: romantic, platonic, professional, or otherwise.
CS: Some people still prefer more anonymity and being able to access new pools of people outside of their existing networks. I think we'll see more hybrid models
Q: Have you ever scored a date using Facebook?
CS: I am dating someone now whom I did not meet on Facebook, but checking out his profile and our friends helped me learn more about him.
Q: What's your take on the evolution of dating from the 70s until now?
CS: the 70s were about sexual liberalization and female independence, the 80s toned it back a bit. The 90s got hot and heavy with sexually explicit music lyrics, movies and culture. The last ten years, we've seen online dating with strangers take off with Match, eHarmony, Yahoo! Personals. Now we are starting to date more within our friend groups through Facebook.
Q: Do you think the Internet creates more or less drama in a relationships?
CS: Probably more drama because if your girlfriend or boyfriend is acting up, you're more likely to be able to find out about it.
Q: What's the best way to get introduced to someone you're interested in dating?
CS: The Match Matrix app seems like a fun way to indirectly bring up the fact that you could be more than friends. The Friend Match is another popular app that lets people set up their Facebook friends. For someone you have never met, you might use Are You Interested, Most Eligible Singles or Flirt Wall.
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