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ERIC Number: EJ1149591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0145-482X
An Assessment of the Tinder Mobile Dating Application for Individuals Who Are Visually Impaired
Kapperman, Gaylen; Kelly, Stacy M.; Kilmer, Kylie; Smith, Thomas J.
Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, v111 n4 p369-374 Jul-Aug 2017
People with visual impairments (that is, those who are blind or have low vision) have a disadvantage in the process of being selected as a romantic partner. It is further underscored that these difficulties with dating and fitting in among sighted individuals extend beyond formative years into adulthood (Sacks & Wolffe, 2006). Thus, the researchers were interested in investigating the issue of sighted individuals dating persons who are blind. The question was, "Are sighted individuals opposed to dating persons who are blind?" Researchers made the decision to use Tinder (2016), the currently popular online dating application, as a vehicle with which to answer the question.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois
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