A team of psychologists at the University of Aberdeen have found that the popular dating app is bringing out basic mating urges in men and women.These discrepancies mimic ancient survival tactics, explains Dr Mirjam Brady-Van den Bos, Psychology lecturer at the University of Aberdeen.Image: 123rf Posting unrecognisable pictures of yourself “[Attractive photos are great], but I’d appreciate it if girls post more recent and accurate ones too.
The app’s data proves that black women and Asian men are the demographics on which the highest number of people swipe “left,” thereby rejecting them.
By distilling dates down to a profile picture and a swipe, Tinder encourages users to act on their knee-jerk reactions, and that lightning fast process lights up corners of our minds we haven’t fully grappled with as a society.
Unfortunately, because it is a clear sign of adoration the act of gifting flowers on a first or even second date has become uncool. Spend the time (and even money) to get to know us.4.
Many men and women like to remain aloof, lest they come off too invested too soon. Put your cell phone in your pocket, and make sure it stays there.
What a sweet relief to not only know where you stand but to know you're wanted.7. We don't need to date a modern-day Robert Browning.
But how nice it is to see your feelings penned on paper for us to save and reread and smile each time we do.“What we’ve shown though is that the way people search for potential dates is in line with what evolutionary theories on human mating choices would predict.” She explained that the findings might come down to the “Mc Donaldisation” of dating that Tinder perpetuates, given that we expect speedy and satisfying results like we would at a fast food restaurant. The research was compiled through a series of surveys, conducted on male and female Tinder users who the psychologists recruited from Facebook.I'm convinced some dating stories are urban myth and made-for-movies only.Tinder revolutionized the dating world when it was launched five years ago.The dating app’s unique design inspired a surge of location-based “swipe” apps which collectively morphed online dating from an odd, secretive habit into an acceptable way to meet partners.Slow dancing, where our cheeks press together and you can whisper what a lovely evening you've had, and tell us you'd like to see us again.__6.