Sharing Photos Online Is A Way Of Dating – Part 2 of 3
The results appear in a recent online discharge of the journal Sexuality & Culture. Those who responded tend to be upscale (with a median income of about $86000), mostly married (64 percent) and highly educated (about 70 percent attended college, and 20 percent had advanced degrees). More than 6 out of every 10 respondents were male.
Sixty percent of the women and pally to half of the men said they’d wrapped up in sexting – sending naked photos of themselves via email or cell phone. Age was no bar for the practice, since about 40 percent of people over the age of 50 had done so. However, sexting was much more promising among the few surveyed who were aged 19-24.
About three-quarters of people of both genders acknowledged having cheated while in a serious relationship. More than 8 in 10 women and two-thirds of men said they’d met kinsfolk in person after first encountering them online. That suggests many users plan on consummating an extra-marital relationship, not just looking and flirting online.
Jeffrey T Parsons, professor of emotion at Hunter College in New York City, said the finding isn’t surprising. “People who are going to use a website to look for extra-marital affairs are probably willing to go the distance, as it were. Sure, there are quite some who just use the website for the titillation factor and the sense of thrill and danger and perhaps ‘being bad’.