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

Espresso Logo By Lisa Reddy of Espresso | Slide 2 of 21: Those who actively use dating apps, such as Tinder, are more likely to develop negative body issues. A 2016 study by the University of Texas found that both men and women using the popular app reported lower levels of satisfaction with their bodies and faces than those not using the Internet phenomena. The study examined over 1,200 men and women and discovered a tendency toward body shame and comparison among those participants using Tinder.

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Those who actively use dating apps, such as Tinder, are more likely to develop negative body issues. A 2016 study by the University of Texas found that both men and women using the popular app reported lower levels of satisfaction with their bodies and faces than those not using the Internet phenomena. The study examined over 1,200 men and women and discovered a tendency toward body shame and comparison among those participants using Tinder.

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