"It's exhausting:" A narrative exploration of black millennials experiences with online dating

dc.contributor.advisorDutton, Catherine
dc.contributor.committeeMemberArmstrong , Joyce
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHwang, Shann-Hwa
dc.creatorSeymour, Lindsay 1990-
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-1771-155X
dc.date.accessioned2024-05-29T18:29:43Z
dc.date.available2024-05-29T18:29:43Z
dc.date.created2023-12
dc.date.issued2023-12
dc.date.submittedDecember 2023
dc.date.updated2024-05-29T18:29:43Z
dc.description.abstractThis study applied critical narrative analysis to explore the lived experiences and stories of Black millennials and their use of social media and dating apps to form relationships. There is existing research on the state of Black marriage rates and success in the United States and existing research on the various intersections of technology and its usage by various generations and demographics, specifically millennials. There are, however, gaps in research pertaining to Black millennials' technology use and how it is leveraged for the possibility of making a connection and finding a partner for a potential relationship. The purpose of this study was to explore the shared stories and experiences of Black millennials with social media and dating apps and how these platforms were used for relationship building. Participants consisted of 9 Black millennials who had used social media and dating apps for an average of 10 years. Data were gathered through narrative interviews conducted via Zoom videoconferencing platform. Data analysis occurred through a critical narrative analysis lens, through the process of flirtation with the data through circles of analysis. The themes identified from this research include, Users of online dating apps came for dating, but not everyone is here for dating; what we share matters - how much is too much? Deciding to move the relationship forward, and finally, enough is enough: when do we call it quits on dating app usage?
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.uri
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11274/16190
dc.language.isoEnglish
dc.subjectBlack Studies
dc.subjectSociology, Individual and Family Studies
dc.subject.otherBlack American
dc.subject.otherBlack millennials
dc.subject.otherMillennials
dc.subject.otherAfrican American
dc.subject.otherBlack American millennials
dc.subject.otherRelationship formation
dc.subject.otherOnline dating
dc.subject.otherNarrative inquiry
dc.subject.otherSocial media
dc.title"It's exhausting:" A narrative exploration of black millennials experiences with online dating
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Professional Education
thesis.degree.departmentHuman Development, Family Studies, and Counseling
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily Studies
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Woman's University
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
thesis.degree.programAPA 7th edition
thesis.degree.schoolTexas Woman's University

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