Swiped Out II: More Implications of Dating App Use by Students Abroad and What to Do About it

Nov 8, 2018
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm EST

Swiped Out II: More Implications of Dating App Use by Students Abroad and What to Do About it

As evidenced by our 2017 session, many program leaders, advisors, and site directors feel ill-informed about the ramifications of students’ use of dating apps while abroad and ill-equipped to address the challenges and uncertainty this phenomenon presents. Our findings also called into question some assumptions about how and why students use dating apps while abroad. For this sequel session, we will build on our original research, presenting more qualitative data, including case studies. Through discussion, we will more deeply explore student motivations and the effects of dating app use while abroad, as well as examine new trends and latest best practices.

Download the session handout.
View a summary of last year’s Swiped Out session.

Chair
Justin Kader, Gustavus Adolphus College

Presenters
Deirdre Opp, University of Minnesota
Monica Schechter, California Polytechnic State University