A recent analysis of profile pictures on Grindr show that most people using the site emphasize their physical fitness and bodies indicating that they using it as the Uber of casual sex.
Grindr, the largest queer dating app worldwide, is all about the short term hookup; the currency used to attract your date is physical fitness versus wealth symbols, used by straight men on Tinder.
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Research shows that it's all about choice, not exclusivity, when it comes to finding a perfect match.
Harsh truth: you probably look more attractive in a group than on your own.
The cheerleader effect describes the phenomenon that you appear more attractive in a group than solo - and it works for men as well as women.
Judges and juries may not appreciate the nuances of messages from online dating services used as evidence in trials.
A dating site has been told to take down its ads, but science highlights some fascinating truths about internet love.
The act of spending money to impress others is a signal of resources to potential mates. Having resources is a valued trait by females.
Dating apps have changed the way people present themselves. Visual cues and short 100 word bios are the new currency of dating.
So, will VR dating be a thing?
Online dating has been around for more than 20 years, but for the most part, the goal has been to eventually meet your new paramour face to face. Virtual reality could change that.
Do you remember these?
The "Xennials" are supposedly a group born between the late 1970s and early 1980s, who were born analogue and became digital adults. But the evidence for their existence isn't as clear-cut as we might hope.
It’s not all about finding love in the online dating world.
If you're looking for love on a dating app then beware the trolls - and consider upgrading to a paid service to get away from them.
‘I wish this book was a smart phone.’
Dating apps are convenient – but they lack the sensuality craved by Victorian aesthetes.
Data from swiping apps like Tinder are giving researchers a window into how dating and relationships could be changing.
Eating lunch together is increasingly a thing of the past – but it doesn’t have to be.
Bringing back the diminished tradition of eating lunch together may be the solution.
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No amount of whittling down dating criteria to glasses, beards, or tattoos will allow you to bypass the simple fact that finding someone takes work.
Time to keep calm.
The key to finding the right partner is all in your head.
The new normal?
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A human development researcher decided to find out if people who are anxious about dating or about what their partner thinks of them are more likely to sext.
A world of deceit.
Fibbers beware: experts have developed a new digital lie detector.
How do you sell something that people want, but aren't prepared to admit to? No, the online dating industry doesn't know either.
When it comes to forming relationships it turns out opposites certainly don't attract, that love is blind and we tend to love our neighbours.
Is a relationship that’s quick to form quick to fall apart?
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When it comes to dating, take Nietzsche's advice and have the big picture – finding a lifelong friend – in mind.
Flashing in public is illegal, shouldn't its online equivalent be treated the same way?