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Current Projects

Dating in Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Device

This interdisciplinary collaboration between communication and engineering will develop the Virtually Simulated Interaction Testing Environment (LuVSITE) as a platform for examining first dates in immersive virtual reality.

Details about participation coming soon!

LGBTQIA+ Dating App Experiences 

Pride Parade

This project will explore LGBTQIA+ dating experiences and perceptions of inclusion and acceptance on apps like Grindr, Her, and Butterfly.

If you're 18 or older, identify as LGBTQIA+, and have used a dating app within the past two years, you may be eligible to participate. Please contact us by clicking below.

Dating App Rejection & Well-Being

Mobile Phone

This longitudinal project will examine the effects of dating app use and rejection on mental health and well-being over time. 

Details about participation coming soon!

Online Dating Marriages

Just Married

This mixed-methods project will explore the implications of Internet dating for marriage through interviews and surveys of individuals who married someone they met online.

This study is now closed to enrollment.

Communication Interdependence & Social Support

Holding Hands

This project will test the communication interdependence model in the context of supportive conversations between romantic partners.

Details about participation coming soon!