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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Das Magazin | Aha Festival piece

Posted by on Jan 24, 2019 in Media, Newspaper article, Uncategorized

Das Magazin is the weekly magazine of Tages-Anzeiger Alongside four other presenters from the aha festival in Lucerne, I wrote a short piece about my talk. See below for the English version. Can an algorithm choose the right partner for me? (Maybe even better than I could myself?) The short answer is – no, but the longer answer is much more complex. Dating platforms use algorithms to choose the order in which we see...

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TG4 | Náire: online shaming

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in home, Media, TV

TG4  |  Náire: a documentary about online shaming A documentary looking at victims who have been shamed online and exploring the devastating consequences it had on their lives. I contributed to the programme talking about what revenge porn is, and how romance scammers use our own psychology against us.   Watch it on the TG4 player until January...

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