The Patron-Client's Role in the Use of the MSM (Men's Sex with Men) Dating Application

Fian Irawan, Sri Hastjarjo, Ign. Agung Satyawan


In MSM (Men with Sex with Men) relationships that occur in dating applications often form patron-client communication patterns. The patron-client pattern balance that occurs affects the creation of closeness and sustainability of a relationship. Therefore this study tries to see how patron-client patterns occur in MSM relationships in dating applications. This research uses a case study method with several sources and data sources. This research found that the role of patron-client is clearly illustrated and often appears in every MSM relationship in the Hornet dating application. Patron-client patterns also have an important role in creating closeness and sustainability of relationships, and the role of patrons and clients in each MSM can change according to who is the interlocutor.


Patron-Client; MSM; Dating Application

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