Dating apps have become the new norm to meet someone, but are they affecting how we feel about ourselves?
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Tinder: Swiping Self Esteem?
“Whether they’re swiping left or swiping right, male users of the popular dating app Tinder appear to have lower levels of self-esteem and all users appear to have more negative perception of body image than those who don’t use the app, according to research presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.”
Tinder Users Have Lower Self-Esteem: Study
“In future studies, the researchers plan to look at how the reasons people use Tinder-whether they’re there just to see who matches with them, to hook up or to find a partner-relates to their psychological wellbeing.”
How I won at Tinder
“Tinder is a new game for people with smartphones and faces. Well, it’s not technically a game; it’s sort of a dating app, but it behaves like a game, asks you if you want to ‘keep playing’ and generally appears to have pitched itself somewhere between Angry Birds and Grindr.”
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