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When Ben Ellman, 26, moved to NYC in 2015 and fired up his Tinder and Ok Cupid profiles, he was expecting to meet a bevy of compatible women.
Instead, the 5-foot-9 journalist was swiped left by matches because of his height — or lack thereof.
People who have signed up to online dating are less happy with their face and body, worry more about being attractive and compare themselves to others.
The findings affect more than nine million people in Britain who have used a dating site or app.
The study’s co-author, Jessica Strubel, says this gender imbalance could be due to a numbers game.
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.
Lead author Dr Jessica Strubel, from the University of North Texas, said: ‘Social network site users, anticipating the scrutiny of others, may become acutely focused on themselves, and try to present an image, through their posted photos, that approximates societal beauty ideals and accentuates their appearance.‘Over time, this self-promotion and impression management, particularly when not validated (eg swiped left), may only worsen levels of self-objectification and body disparagement and lower self-esteem.’The study, conducted by the University of North Texas, compared 100 users of dating site Tinder with more than 1,000 non-users.
People were put in the user group if they had an online dating account with Tinder and logged on two to three times a month or more.
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Filling out your online dating profile certainly isn’t the best part of the process.