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In general, Tinder users reported less satisfaction with their bodies and looks than non-users, study author Jessica Strübel wrote.
"As a result of how the app works and what it requires of its users, people who are on Tinder after a while may begin to feel depersonalized and disposable in their social interactions, develop heightened awareness (and criticism) of their looks and bodies and believe that there is always something better around the corner, or rather with the next swipe of their screen, even while questioning their own worth," Strübel wrote.
According to Tinder, the app generates 1.6 billion swipes per day, leading to 1.5 million dates (an average of one or two per user) a week.
Hook-up culture on Tinder isn't what it used to be, either.
Before there were smartphones, singles would often go to bars or clubs and try to meet "the One," or at least the one for that night.
Alcohol-induced courage and a steep bar tab later, singles were on top of their game or it was "game over" -- until the next weekend.
Many have found themselves empowered but others tell of despair and, in extreme cases, threats of blackmail.
Mobile dating services, also known as cell dating, cellular dating, or cell phone dating, allow individuals to chat, flirt, meet, and possibly become romantically involved by means of text messaging, mobile chatting, and the mobile web.
Last year, released a volunteer-based study on recent dating trends.
Zoosk is another app that boasts its own innovative matchmaking technology.
As a user clicks on profiles, the technology documents the types he or she is attracted to in order to better match needs and preferences.
The Wyldfire app allows female users to invite only the men who they would want their friends to date into the dating pool.
The matchmaker site likes to take things offline too by offering local meetup events for its users.