Tinder users found to have lower self-esteem issues

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Aug 7, 2017, 3:32 pm IST
Updated Aug 7, 2017, 3:32 pm IST
Discover why users of the dating app are more insecure and where the problem really lies.
Tinder users are more insecure. (Photo: Flicr)
 Tinder users are more insecure. (Photo: Flicr)

New research has discovered people using the popular dating app Tinder have been found to have more issues with self-esteem and body image.

The study conducted by a team at the University of Rhode Island examined 820 Tinder users. The participants were college students, which included 700 females and 120 males.

The team found that both males and females experienced negative moods compared with those who have not used the app. They also felt under pressure to look a certain way.

While this is the new age way of finding a partner, lead author of the study Jessica Strubel told Live Science "there are some psychological ramifications” to using these kind of apps. She urges users not to go on there looking for validation.

Strubel also believes that Tinder is not the cause for lower self-esteem, but does believe people having existing issues over their self-image are drawn to such apps.





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