DigiLove

  • Project period: 2021 - 2026
  • Category: In-house Project

Description

The DigiLove project focuses on dating platforms and dating apps, and users of these technologies. Digital dating is a large industry which has had a crucial impact on how people form romantic relationships, especially young adults. The number of involuntary singles has been rising significantly in industrialized societies, and dating technologies is the main way couples meet today. Dating practices and dating rituals in one focal point of this project. The project also aims to explore to what extent dating technology live up to their promises through analyses of monetization models, platforms characteristics, and platform design.


Financing

The project is financed by Kristiania University College

Participants

  • Lene Pettersen

    Lene Pettersen

    • Project manager
    • Associate Professor

    Kristiania University College

    Institutt for kommunikasjon

    Lene Pettersen
  • Plata Sofie Diesen

    Plata Sofie Diesen

    • Research Fellow

    Kristiania University College

    Institutt for kommunikasjon

    Plata Sofie Diesen
  • Faltin Karlsen

    Faltin Karlsen

    • Professor
    • Pro-Dean

    Kristiania University College

    School CLM administrasjon

    Faltin Karlsen

Publications

  • Pettersen, Lene & Karlsen, Faltin (2023). DARK DESIGN PATTERNS AND GAMIFICATION AS THE HEART OF DATING APPLICATIONS’ BUSINESS MODELS .
  • Karlsen, Faltin & Pettersen, Lene (2023). Dating app algorithms, folk theories, and distancing strategies.
  • Pettersen, Lene & Karlsen, Faltin (2022). Match made in the technical heaven – a discourse analysis of dating technologies.