OverviewEconomic access and dependency impact men and women in different ways. These impacts can be more or less pronounced at different life stages, and different for both sexes. The internet is now the number one way people find their partners, and theoretically provides participants quasi-infinite choice and unconstrained access to all potential suitors. But for many, searching for a mate, and finding that one true love is in many ways still constrained by pure economic constraints.
Research activitiesUtilising a novel data set from a QUT 2018 online dating survey participant pool (n=400+), coupled with ABS & HILDA data, our study proposes to explore gender differences in perceptions of labour market and dating pool/marriage market access.
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