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An Examination of Language Use in Online Dating Profile
Nagarajan, M. and Hearst, M.A., "An Examination of Language Use in Online Dating Profiles", Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Weblogs and Social Media, AAAI Press (2009).
This paper contributes to the study of self-presentation in online dating systems by performing a factor analysis on the text portions of online profiles. Findings include a similarity in the overall factor structures between male and female profiles, including use of tentative words by men. Contrasts between sexes were also found in a cluster analysis of the profiles using their factor scores. Finally, we also found similarities in frequent words used by the gender groups.