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Online dating could be affecting your health—here’s why

Espresso Logo By Lisa Reddy of Espresso | Slide 1 of 21: Dating has evolved from the courtship of yesteryear, when the process often involved a (gasp) phone call and a chat with your parents in the living room. Today, a staggering 40 million Americans are ignoring the traditional and using dating apps and websites on their smartphones to search for that ideal mate, while approximately 50 percent of American adults know someone who uses the Internet for dating.But with all the choice out there, from Tinder and Grindr to eHarmony and Bumble, what kind of effect does the swiping and texting have on our health?

Online dating could be affecting your health—here’s why

Dating has evolved from the courtship of yesteryear, when the process often involved a (gasp) phone call and a chat with your parents in the living room. Today, a staggering 40 million Americans are ignoring the traditional and using dating apps and websites on their smartphones to search for that ideal mate, while approximately 50 percent of American adults know someone who uses the Internet for dating.

But with all the choice out there, from Tinder and Grindr to eHarmony and Bumble, what kind of effect does the swiping and texting have on our health?

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