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Frischlich, Lena; Rieger, Diana; Dratsch, Thomas; Bente, Gary (2015): Meet Joe Black? The effects of mortality salience and similarity on the Desire to Date in-group versus out-group members online. In: Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Vol. 32, No. 4: pp. 509-528
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Abstract

Online dating has become an important resource for building intimate relationships. Similarity and group membership have been found to be as important for online and off-line dating. Research on terror management theory has shown that both factors shield against death anxieties, indicating difficulties for dissimilar and intergroup couples. Yet, no studyso farhas investigated both factors simultaneously after mortality salience (MS). To close this gap, the current study presented German