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Tinder profiles showcase different symbols depending on where you are in the world. In Brazil, woman display wealth, a sign of group affiliation. Here a scene from Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Andre Mendonca/Unsplash

Same, same but different: Tinder profiles around the world

Cultural differences play an important role in the experience of day to day activities, including online dating.
The lies most people tell on dating apps do serve a purpose. Dado Photos

The lies we tell on dating apps to find love

Researchers analyzed troves of messages sent between matches and found that the fibs people tell are usually rational ones that serve a purpose.
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. (Shutterstock)

Grindr profile pics are all about the hookup

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.
The act of spending money to impress others is a signal of resources to potential mates. Having resources is a valued trait by females. (Shamim Nakhai/Unsplash)

What your profile pic says about you in the Tinder age

Dating apps have changed the way people present themselves. Visual cues and short 100 word bios are the new currency of dating.
It’s not all about finding love in the online dating world. Shutterstock/Prathan Chorruangsak

Women troll on dating apps just as often as men

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.

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