Nowadays, more and more people use website (facebook, twitter, weber…and so no) to match
people or meeting friends. It seems that no matter man or woman in modern society, all have an open
attitude about meeting friends online. Then what about find a dating partner online? One research
project reveals that males are much easier to accept finding a dating partner online (one of the largest
matchmaking services, reports registering over 500 people a day, two thirds of which are males
(Neville,1997)), and most of female just want to meet friends.
However that study examined data only from a sample of undergraduate students in U.S.A. This
research wants to find out whether overseas students have the same attitude toward and experience
with online dating as U.S.A.. Also this research project survey that how many males and females will
really face to face the people they meet online.
It can be hypothesis that male overseas student more likely to try to meet people online in order to
find a partner while female are tend to look for friendship.
This result can easily to understand that dating partner online is a trend in U.S.A. male or this
phenomenon extend to the whole world. At the same time, we can observe that whether overseas
females are only want to meet friends online as U.S.A or not.
This research investigated 25 overseas students’ attitude about meeting friends and finding dating
partner online, and which option(friend or partner) is their main purpose when they are using
A total of 25questionnaires were responsed by 13 males and 12 females students in Navitas English
in Sydney, consisted of 12 different nations. This research was surveyed on 10th of Oct. in 2012. The
median age was 23with a range of 19-28. The questionnaire used not only close questions but also
open questions to assess attitudes to meeting friends or partner online....