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Current Projects

Dating in Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality Device

This experiment compares virtual reality first dates with those that occur face-to-face. The project builds on a prior collaboration with Foretell Reality/A Good First Date to study interpersonal skill development through a new virtual reality date coaching program.

This study is closed to enrollment.

Predicting Online Dating Success Using Machine Learning 


This study uses machine learning (i.e., a random forests algorithm) to identify predictors of success in online dating.

Details about participation coming soon!

Dating App Burnout and Mental Health

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This longitudinal study explores the associations between dating app use, burnout, and mental health over time. 

This study is closed to enrollment.

Online Dating Marriages

Just Married

This mixed-methods study investigates the implications of online dating for marriage through interviews and surveys of individuals who met a long-term partner online.

This study is closed to enrollment.

Human Versus Automated Matchmaking 

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This mixed-methods study examines human matchmaking in the era of online dating. The project is a collaboration with Three Day Rule Matchmaking. 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 closed to enrollment.

Communication Interdependence and Social Support

Holding Hands

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

This study is closed to enrollment.

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