Scary thing about dating
The reason this is so interesting is that so many body positive movements are aimed only at women, and we traditionally think of social media and the Internet as being negative places specifically if you’re female.(Which, to be fair, is probably backed up by some gross messages from dudes in your Tinder DMs right now).
The researchers acknowledged that it could just be that people with lower self-esteem are more likely to use dating apps.
There will have to be additional research before we can have a solid understanding of how these apps affect users psychologically.
But if you ever feel depersonalized or disposable in your interactions on the app (like when a guy just copies and pastes the same message for every woman), or you’ve noticed that you feel like it makes you feel more critical of your body, it could be time to take a break.
In a lot of ways, dating apps have made our lives easier, and it seems like there are more to choose from every day.
People even have strong ideas about how to find an app specifically tailored to your personality.