Psychologists highlight pitfalls of online dating
After considering the characteristics of online intimacy, its multimodal components and its caveats, we present an analysis of existing evidence for the potential impact of online intimacy on well-being.
We suggest that studies thus far have focused on online social interactions in a general sense, shedding little light on how the level of intimacy in these interactions may affect well-being outcomes.
What makes SIP different from these theories is its distinct focus on communication mediated solely by information and communications technologies.
While other media theories exist, such as media richness theory and uses and gratifications theory, SIP specifically focuses on relationships entirely mediated online.
Privacy, confidentiality, identity verification, encryption, informed consent, 'good fit' on goals and methods, along with ongoing continuing education and continuing new research.However, recent advances in Internet and mobile communication technologies have lead to a major shift in the mode of human social interactions, raising the question of how these technologies are impacting the experience of interpersonal intimacy and its relationship with well-being.Although the study of intimacy in online social interactions is still in its early stages, there is general agreement that a form of online intimacy can be experienced in this context.However, research into the relationship between online intimacy and well-being is critically limited.Our aim is to begin to address this research void by providing an operative perspective on this emerging field.