Publication details [#57726]

Hollander, Matthew M. and Jason Turowetz. 2013. ‘So, why did you decide to do this?’ Soliciting and formulating motives for speed dating. Discourse & Society 24 (6) : 701–724.
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SAGE Publications


This conversation analytic study explores motives for speed dating participation. The college-aged volunteers collaboratively formulate rather 'casual', disinvested motives and dater identities. But when proposed seriously, the ‘obvious’ speed dating motive – meeting someone to date – is reputed accountable.