This Study Proves That Men On Tinder Really Are Just The Worst
Some of them, at least.
Tinder, Happn and other dating apps have completely turned around how we interact with potential partners, but – as with most things in life – they have their downfalls.
While it’s now easier to find a date, a one-night-stand or just someone to connect with than ever before, it’s important to know exactly what you’re getting yourself into when you sign up.
And a new study shows that many men still view Tinder as a glorified online marketplace, with some saying they’d happily “use” a woman for sex if they felt she had lied about her looks on her profile.
Researchers at the Manchester Metropolitan University spoke to various males in their twenties and thirties, and some of the quotes they came upon are eye-rollingly misogynistic.
“I think if there’s a chance of a shag I’ll take it,” one 37-year-old said.
“Lots of girls put ‘no one-night stands’ on their profiles, but they still end up having them.”
Another respondent, aged 29, said he had been “very misled” by women using “selective” photos on their Tinder profile.
“I try to swerve if possible, or get something out of it,” he said of situations when a date looked different than expected.
“It’s Tinder – I would say your chances of getting sex go up if a girl’s lied on her profile,” added one especially charming man, aged 36.
While we’d never encourage Catfishing someone to improve your chances of a date, virtually every Tinder user out there is guilty of picking their best photos for their profile.
Our take-away? It’s important to go into any potential dates with your eyes wide open, which is something the MMU researchers agree with too.
They suggested that Tinder had made romance more “disposable, with relationships being ended quickly with little or no explanation.”
Yup, sounds about right to us.
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