First Advisor

Passerini, Eve


Goodwin, Janna


Regis College

Degree Name



Regis College Senior Honors Program

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access


Psychology, Neuroscience

Number of Pages

34 pages


This thesis is a digital storytelling project exploring the effects of technology on vulnerabi lity, emotional intimacy, and deep connection in romantic relationships. Through the stories of people who have used online dating, been in long distance relationships, or both, it portrays a snapshot of romantic relationships in the digital age and examines how technology inhibits or enhances fundamental aspects of finding love. Furthermore, it teaches one something about technology in romantic relationships, what it means to love, and the nature of love. This project invites readers and listeners to ask questions of their own, to start conversations in their communities, and to ask, "In the age of technology, how ought we to love?" As a non-traditional thesis this project exists as a compilation of pieces, including an interactive website, a professional blog, a series of interviews, and a written reflection.

Date of Award

Spring 2015

Location (Creation)

Colorado (state); Denver (county); Denver (inhabited place)

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