Presentation Title

Analyzing Male Gaze Preferences for Romantic Interest in Online Dating Profiles

Format of Presentation

15-minute lecture to be presented the Saturday of the conference

Location

IB 1015

Start Date

24-3-2018 1:30 PM

End Date

24-3-2018 1:45 PM

Abstract

The aim of this study is to determine how online dating might impact heterosexual male dating preferences using eye tracking software and hypothetical online dating profiles. Each profile varies in either high or low levels of intelligence, income, warmth, and physical attractiveness. After viewing each profile, participants will rate their level of romantic interest (1= “Not at all interested” and 6= “Extremely interested”). Identified Areas of Interest (AOI’s) in the TobiPro X2/3 eye tracking system will be measured for gaze patterns and fixation for each of the 4 variables. It is expected that the mock profiles with high levels in each of the four variables will receive longer gaze fixations, implying greater romantic interest, as well, profiles with low levels in each of the variables will receive shorter gaze fixations that suggests lower romantic interest. Findings from this research may reveal how male online dating preferences differ from traditional face-to-face dating behaviors, and facilitate women who are interested in online dating.

Department

Psychology

Faculty Advisor

Michael Woloszyn

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Analyzing Male Gaze Preferences for Romantic Interest in Online Dating Profiles

IB 1015

The aim of this study is to determine how online dating might impact heterosexual male dating preferences using eye tracking software and hypothetical online dating profiles. Each profile varies in either high or low levels of intelligence, income, warmth, and physical attractiveness. After viewing each profile, participants will rate their level of romantic interest (1= “Not at all interested” and 6= “Extremely interested”). Identified Areas of Interest (AOI’s) in the TobiPro X2/3 eye tracking system will be measured for gaze patterns and fixation for each of the 4 variables. It is expected that the mock profiles with high levels in each of the four variables will receive longer gaze fixations, implying greater romantic interest, as well, profiles with low levels in each of the variables will receive shorter gaze fixations that suggests lower romantic interest. Findings from this research may reveal how male online dating preferences differ from traditional face-to-face dating behaviors, and facilitate women who are interested in online dating.