Glow West Podcast | Online dating

Posted by on Oct 19, 2020 in home, Media, Podcast

I took Dr. Caroline West on a whirlwind tour of online dating – including my latest research on online dating in a pandemic. We also talked about catfishing, d*ick pics, and gender differences in how we date! You can listen to it anywhere you find your podcasts – or you can find it here...

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RTÉ News | TikTok farm pranks

Posted by on Jun 20, 2020 in home, Media, TV

Why might people post videos on TikTok of dangerous behaviour with farm machinery? I spoke to the RTÉ Six One News about the why people might post these kinds of videos online which could have potentially negative consequences for them. Read the full story on the drive to reduce farm deaths as well as the reaction to these videos here. There is a short video of my contribution included in the piece....

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Bustle | Becoming a clown trend on TikTok

Posted by on Apr 28, 2020 in home, Media, Online article

The ‘Becoming A Clown’ meme on Tiktok involves turning yourself into a clown in response to negative life events, while sharing those events with viewers. I talked to Griffin Wynn in Bustle about why people might do this, and what benefits they might get from it. Read the article here...

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RTÉ News | Online dating fraud

Posted by on Feb 13, 2020 in home, Media, Online article, TV

€1m scammed as 75 cases of romance fraud reported I spoke to the RTÉ Six One News about the characteristics of victims of online dating fraud and why people might fall for these scams. Read the accompanying article on RTÉ here.View the segment here on the RTE player...

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BBC News | Mature dating apps

Posted by on Jan 1, 2020 in home, Media, Online article, Radio

By Dougal Shaw I spoke with Dougal Shaw in the BBC about how older people date online, the differences between them and younger daters, and the differences between men and women who date online after fifty. This was also produced as a Radio 4 segment combining interviews with online daters over fifty and my views as a cyberpsychology researcher. Read the article online here...

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