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Current Projects

Dating in Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Device

This experiment compares first dates that occur face-to-face with those in virtual reality. This project is a collaboration between the HDSHC and Counseling and Counseling Psychology at ASU. It builds on our collaboration with Foretell Reality/A Good First Date to study interpersonal skill development through a new Datingverse virtual reality date coaching program.

This study is currently open to participation by invitation only.

LGBTQIA+ Dating App Experiences 

Pride Parade

This project explores LGBTQIA+ dating experiences on apps like Grindr, Her, and Butterfly.

This study is now closed to enrollment.

Dating Apps & Mental Health

Mobile Phone

This longitudinal study explores the effects of dating app use on mental health and well-being over time. 

This study is open to participation by invitation only.

Online Dating Marriages

Just Married

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

This study is now closed to enrollment.

Matchmaking Methods and Relationship Success

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This project uses data from couples to examine the long-term effects of matchmaking on relationships. This project is a collaboration with matchmaking company the Three Day Rule. Listen to Liesel Sharabi and Talia Goldstein, President and Founder of the Three Day Rule, talk about matchmaking on the Harvard Data Science Review podcast.

This study is open to participation by invitation only.

Communication Interdependence & Social Support

Holding Hands

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

This study is now closed to enrollment.

Relationship Development and Dissolution on Twitter

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This project uses a large-scale Twitter data set and machine learning techniques to explore movement in (and out) of relationships.

This study is closed to enrollment.