Strategic Self-Disclosure: interpersonal competence of female romantic communication in American media dating culture
The paper focuses on strategic Self-Disclosure within female communication in American dating culture. The strategic Self-Disclosure affects mutual dyadic interest and romantic relationship outcomes in media dating behaviour. To increase the chances of the communicative effectiveness the strategic ways are explored, namely what should be said (semantics) and how it should be said (discourse features via verbal means). The strategic ways are implemented by feminine communicative moves sourced from an American dating show “The Bachelor” (2012-2018). They are aimed at achieving the communicative intention to awaken the male addressee’s interest and curiosity by intentionally revealing personal information. The crosscultural awareness of the strategic SelfDisclosure is mutually beneficial for both native speakers and nonnative speakers helping easily to overcome the communication barriers and develop the greater selfconfidence of romantic partners.