The present study was conducted to explore the cognitive processes linking people's perceptions of their mobile dating app experience and their intention to commit infidelity. Three hundred and ninety-five participants were recruited through a U.S. based university (44.6%) and MTurk (55.4%). Our results indicate that people's perceived success on a dating app was positively associated with their intention to commit infidelity through self-perceived desirability, and negatively associated with their intention to commit infidelity through perceived amount of available partners. These findings are discussed in light of theories of relational investment.

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Keywords InfidelityOnline datingDating appsInvestment modelEquity theory
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2019.08.009, hdl.handle.net/1765/119357
Journal Computers in Human Behavior
Citation
Alexopoulos, C., Timmermans, E.B.R, & McNallie, J. (2020). Swiping more, committing less: Unraveling the links among dating app use, dating app success, and intention to commit infidelity. Computers in Human Behavior, 102, 172–180. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2019.08.009