This paper examines which meaning the individual constructs, when it participates in a Tinder culture. This will be investigated through our main theorist Jerome Bruner and his narrative theory and take its offset through six young adults’ narratives about their dating life. Further theoretical contributions will be obtained from Anthony Giddens’ theory about the transformation of intimacy, as well as Jaan Valsiner’s interpretation of James J. Gibsons’ concept of affordance. The paper makes use of social constructionism as a perspective of theory of knowledge. The method used is qualitative semi-structured life world interview executed in the city of Copenhagen. The analysis refers to three main topics; the narrative creation of self, conceptions of love, and the paradox of Tinder. The discussion refers to the interaction between the individual, culture and technology. The paper concludes that the meanings constructed for six individuals in a Tinder culture is multi-faceted and contrasting. The main paradox is, that if one is searching for a serious relationship on Tinder, one is ought to do it for the fun of it.
|Uddannelser||Psykologi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||21 dec. 2018|