The internet has progressed and continues to progress as time passes.
The internet is a place where people can meet and communicate with each other.
The authors also discuss their findings in a new podcast series: Relationship Matters.
Jeffrey Hall of the University of Kansas is lead author of the paper on internet dating, which shows that people looking for romance online actually behave very much as they do in face to face dating and relationships.
And why is depression so dissatisfying in relationships?
These two questions are explored in articles appearing in the latest issue of the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, published by SAGE.
"If we find ways to help people address their uncertainty about their relationship, then their depressive symptoms might not be so debilitating for their romantic relationships." dtl.
Strategic misrepresentation in online dating: The effects of gender, self-monitoring, and personality traits by Jeffrey A. Cody; and The role of relational uncertainty in depressive symptoms and relationship quality: An actor-partner interdependence model by Leanne K. Knobloch-Fedders are published in the February 2010 issue of the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.
Now the sisters' research shows that relational uncertainty could be one explanation.
Relational uncertainty is how sure individuals are about their perceptions of involvement in a relationship. Self uncertainty is the questions people have about their own relationship involvement, such as, "how certain am I about my view of this relationship?
The good news, according to Hall, is that the likelihood of people misrepresenting themselves overall is actually very low.
The research also showed that not all men are from Mars and Women from Venus - the differences between individuals was far greater than any difference between the sexes.
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