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Research interests

My project focuses on the role of textual elements in online dating profiles, and how these different textual elements affect the impression someone forms of the other. Do people form more negative impressions of someone?s dating profile containing language errors compared to a profile without errors? And does the use of linguistic strengtheners, such as adverbs 'really', result in a more positive impression? Each small linguistic cue could somehow affect the way a reader judges the writer of a dating profile. Or does this judgment depend on other characteristics, such as demographic factors or personality traits?

Current courses

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  • Eye Tracking
  • Impression Formation
  • Linguistics
  • Online Dating
  • Psycholinguistics

Research Output 2018 2019

  • 2 Abstract
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution

Effects of Relationship Goals on Linguistic Behavior in Online Dating Profiles: A Classifier Approach

van der Zanden, T., van der Lee, C., Schouten, A., Mos, M. & Krahmer, E., 18 Sep 2018, Proceedings of the 6th Conference on Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC) and Social Media Corpora (CMC-Corpora 2018): 17-18 September 2018, University of Antwerp. Vandekerckhove, R., Fiser, D. & Hilte, L. (eds.). p. 58-62 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Taalaccommodatie in online datingprofielen: Effecten van opleidingsniveau en type datingsite op taalgebruik

van der Zanden, T., Mos, M. & Schouten, A., 12 Apr 2018, In : Tijdschrift voor Taalbeheersing. 40, 1, p. 83-106

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review