New research confirms Tinder users are more likely to report low self-esteem, body shame and negative moods.
This is not a shocker for anyone who’s ever downloaded Tinder and started swiping right and left on photos of strangers: Both men and women who used the dating app experienced low self-esteem, body shame and negative moods, according to research presented on Thursday at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.
I am not interested in most guys and besides perhaps that what makes those few unique individuals that I do connect with all more special. The ending of it might sound a bit on a more desperate side, but all in all – maybe it’s not such a terrible thing to sound a bit desperate for love and connection if that’s how you really feel.First, meet a guy, then decide what you want out of him). I am looking to meet someone in the this area and see what happens! 🙂 (good, funny, statement that shows personality and sense of humor, she should have used more of this kind of words throughout her profile).Relocating for the right person is definitely an option. ” ******************************* This is one great dating profile.Strübel and her colleague Trent Petrie’s previous findings were based on responses from 1,044 women and 273 men, mostly undergraduate students, to questionnaires about Tinder use, body image, sociocultural factors, perceived objectification and psychological well-being.Roughly 10 percent of this study population reported using Tinder, and this subset was more likely to report lower satisfaction with body and looks.“We found that being actively involved with Tinder, regardless of the user’s gender,” she added, “was associated with body dissatisfaction, body shame, body monitoring, internalization of societal expectations of beauty, comparing oneself physically to others and reliance on media for information on appearance and attractiveness.”However, at the time only the male respondents who used Tinder were more likely to report lower self-esteem compared with men who didn’t use the app.
But they were not any more likely to change their eating habits.