Research:

Essig, Todd, PhD. "From Screen to Fantasy and Back: What People Really Do at Online Dating Sites." Psychology Today. N.p., 3 Nov. 2010. Web. 3 Oct. 2016.

This article deals with the realities of online dating and managing our expectations. Essig uses several approaches in examining how a user is drawn towards another user. He writes with how dating sites use our psychology to engage us in a way that forms a mild addiction.

Meissner, Christian A., and John C. Brigham. Thirty Years of Investigating the Own-race Bias in Memory for Faces: A Meta-analytic Review. America Psychological Association, 01 Jan. 2001. Web. 07 Oct. 2016.

We wanted a source on familiarity and racial bias that dealt mainly with how we perceive members of our own race versus members of a different race. Meissner and Brigham spend time dealing with the issue of how our minds interpret the faces of those around us

Webb, Amy. Data, a Love Story: How I Cracked the Online Dating Code to Meet My Match. New York: Plume, 2014. Print.

Webb has investigated much of the same material as we are researching, however with a more personal interest. She has several analyses on the way that dating sites are used by the users, and they are useful in determining methods for data gathering.

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