Put yourself on Tinder, and you might end up with a date—or a crippling case of negative thoughts about yourself.
So suggests a new study about the psychological effects of the popular dating app, presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.
In the study, researchers asked a group of 1,300 mostly college kids to rate how they generally felt about themselves through questionnaires and self-reports.
Questions like Compared to people who weren’t on the dating app, Tinder users had lower levels of self-worth, reported being less satisfied with their faces and looks and were more ashamed of their bodies.
Yet we do it because it has the possibility of leading us into a loving relationship (and most of us want that more than anything).
When it comes to boosting your dating confidence, there are a few tricks you can use with your mind and body to help you keep your mind calm and your heart strong.
He estimates that for every 50 women he expressed interest in, only one would swipe right on him.
This seems like a fun and safe way to meet other people and potentially find our soul mate.
However, I declare dating sites can alter our confidence levels and have adverse affects on how we begin to internalize our self confidence!
“People can feel worse when using Tinder because it’s such a meritocracy for hot people …
People swipe left or right based on your profile picture, and that can make you feel bad about yourself.” He’s not the only one who faced a drop in confidence after using Tinder.