The MPM (Shafer et al., 2013; Steele and Brown, 1995), along with literary works on sex socialization (Tolman et al., 2003) and intimate identification (e.g. Gobrogge et al., 2007), predicts that sex identity and intimate orientation can lead to variations in use of dating apps, since well as users’ underlying motivations. We consider each below.
Guys are generally socialized toward valuing, being involved with multiple sexual relationships, and playing a working role in intimate encounters, while women can be likely to value an even more passive sexual role and also to spend money on committed relationships (Tolman et al., 2003). Read More