Senior Study

Senior Surfers and Social Networking

The Harrell Center

An interdisciplinary investigation into online dating outcomes for women using social networking sites

We are conducting a research study on the experiences of women who have used social networking sites to meet people online. We are asking women like yourself to participate in a phone interview. Our informed consent for the study can be viewed here. This research is being conducted through the University of South Florida in The Harrell Center for the Study of Family Violence, you can visit the website at:

The individuals conducting the research are:

For information, contact Dr. Carla Vandeweerd at 813-974-7773.


It is uncomfortable to have someone take advantage of you. There are resources to help individuals who have had bad experiences online or in-person.
The state elder abuse hotline to report abuse is: 1-800-96-ABUSE or 1-800-962-2873

If you or someone you know would like a person to talk to you can reach the Crisis Center 24 hours a day by dialing 211 from your telephone.