Modeling the Romantic Love of Dating Service Participants


Speed dating services have become very popular, in part, due to the availability of internet use. The purpose of this study is to investigate the “processes of romantic relationships” of the participants of speed dating services, including the yearning process, the searching process, the choosing process, and the settling process; trying to understand what actually happened in each of these processes and what emotions have been elicited. Based on the above directions, three research goals are then set for this study:

  1. to understand the phenomena experienced by participants of speed dating services during the? pursuit for love,
  2. to probe into the mental state of participants of speed dating services, and
  3. to understand the coping techniques of the participants when the need for love is not fulfilled or when they are faced with a setback in the pursuit for love.