RTÉ Lifestyle | Online dating

Posted by on Nov 27, 2019 in home, Media, Online article, Uncategorized

Why was your amazing dating app match a dud in person? If you have ever tried online dating, or spoken with someone who has, you’ll know most first dates fall flat. Despite your excitement at your perfect online match, when you meet in person they can range from dull and boring to downright creepy. Though it can be a hugely successful way of meeting a partner and countless people do find a match, there are many obstacles to...

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RTÉ News | Momo Hoax

Posted by on Mar 4, 2019 in home, Media, Online article

What did we learn amid unfounded fears about Momo? After the viral spread of the Momo Challenge in recent weeks, I talked to Mark O’Flynn in RTÉ about why it went viral, how media, schools and police organisations exacerbated the problem, and how a lack of media literacy caused parents to overreact. Read the piece...

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RTÉ Lifestyle | Is online dating harming us?

Posted by on Feb 2, 2019 in Media, Online article

by Charlotte Ryan I talked with Charlotte Ryan about some of the problems people might encounter when they date online. I also discussed with her why people share a lot online, how they probably won’t stop doing that unless they experience a negative effect of it directly, and how our own psychology can prevent us seeing scams or people who aren’t presenting themselves honestly....

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aha festival | Lucerne, Switzerland

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in Conference, home, Media, Public event

January 25th & 26th 2019. Südpol Lucerne, Switzerland. aha is a new science festival in Lucerne, Switzerland. The board of trustees have 20 interesting questions on a broad range of topics that they have invited experts to answer. I was invited to answer the question “how do dating platforms decide whom I date?” Luzern, Südpol Aha Festival © Franca Pedrazzetti www.pedrazzetti.com Luzern, Südpol Aha Festival ©...

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Tages-Anzeiger | Interview

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019 in home, Media, Newspaper article, Uncategorized

Alexandra Bröhm Before my talk on online dating at the aha festival in Lucerne, I spoke with Alexandra Bröhm in the Tages-Anzeiger (most subscribed to newspaper in Switzerland) about how people present themselves in online dating, what they lie about, what works well in a profile, and some of the difficulties we have in finding out what people are really like from their profiles and chatting online. You can read the interview here (PDF...

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