Psychological benefits of online dating
Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe told that the company plays a role in society’s “social media obsession” and introduced the function to encourage users “to focus on themselves and mental health and not trapped in this warp of a never ending stream of connection.”READ MORE: Depression and romantic relationships — how to support someone you love Like with social media, dating-app dependency can also have a negative impact on your well-being, Sharma says.“I think the more we use technology, period, the more we experience increased tendencies toward feeling anxious and/or depressed,” she said.“There is a lot of research now in support of this strong correlation.
When we’re on our laptops, i Pads, or phones, we have a screen and miles between us and the person we’re swiping left on, so perhaps we’re more likely to make quick judgments.
“I’ve always been confident, but when you use this tool and get 50 people wanting to see you, it can definitely be a confidence boost,” Taylor Costello told the New York Post. These aren’t the things that great dates and relationships are made of.
The moral of the story is to not take online dating too seriously — you shouldn’t let one person swiping right or left on your photo determine how successful you are. It’s not unheard of for people to become obsessed with mindlessly swiping and/or voting yea or nay on matches.
X According to researchers at the University of North Texas who conducted a study about Tinder, those who use the dating app reported lower levels of satisfaction when it comes to their faces and bodies compared to non-Tinder users.
This is something Meaghan Wray, 27, has experienced.WATCH BELOW: ‘Living In Colour’ explores preference over discrimination in online dating “The most obvious reason they’ve impacted my mental health is the emphasis that’s placed on looks,” she told Global News.