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Single adults partake of many activities to seek dates and find mates Many use advertisements in local newspapers to attract possible candidates for a relationship Others go to singles clubs and bars to find their potential soul mate The type of activities people choose are dependent on the persons self-esteem and self-confidence The information for this research was obtained from the article Self Esteem of Persons Seeking Dates Via Bars Singles Clubs and Personal Advertisements The article was written by Paul Yelsma and Paul L Wienir It appears in Sociological Spectrum for January - March 1996 The research method used in this article was a questionnaire These questionnaires were sent to people who advertised in the local paper Singles club participants were presented questionnaires and asked to complete them at one of the two clubs in the same geographic region Those who attended bars were either contacted directly or given questionnaires The questionnaires were completed by 152 subjects 40 from ads 62 attended singles clubs and 50 frequented bars Yelsma and Weinir p 35 What effect does self esteem have in a persons decision on what type of method to use to find their possible companion It is shown that people with lower self-esteems tend to choose personal advertisements while people with higher self esteems tend to lean towards the bar scene Others with a mediocre self-esteem seem to go towards the clubs scene According to Josephs Larrick Steele and Nisbett 1992 p 27 The higher ones self esteem the less one has to fear from threats to the self and individuals with higher levels of self-esteem should be less affected by the threats to the self This means that the higher ones self esteem is the more they will not be afraid to show themselves in public Those with the low self-esteems will hide behind the words of a personal advertisement while those with higher self-esteems will
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