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A new survey at the University of North Texas found that singles who used Tinder are more likely to have lower self-esteem and feel unhappy about their looks than non-dating-app users.
When it came to gender, male Tinder users reported lower self-esteem than females.
Chris, an aspiring comic from Union City, NJ, says he’s never been on a “real” date, but is ready to put himself on the market after losing more than 120 pounds and gaining a newfound confidence.
Chantal is a fashion writer living in Chelsea who’s never been set up with a stranger.
“At first I couldn’t tell the twins apart,” Rose said.
“They could’ve traded places on a date and fooled me.
“I think finding a soul mate for you might be a little bit difficult, but I think first dates are easily doable.” Not a problem, Stewart shot back, “I don’t like the word ‘soul mate.’ ” Calling herself “very liberal” in the profile, the Leo listed her interests as “Cooking, Dining out, Fishing/Hunting, Gardening/Landscaping, Movies/Videos, Museums and art, Shopping/Antiques, Travel/Sightseeing.” Her “favorite hot spot” is Sushi Yasuda at 204 E. in Midtown, she said, while her pets include “Birds, Cats, Dogs, Horses, Other.” Also on the show was Stewart’s nephew-in-law, Dan Slater, author of “Love in the Time of Algorithms: What Technology Does to Meeting and Mating.” He said his aunt’s desire wasn’t exactly news to him.
The study’s co-author, Jessica Strubel, says this gender imbalance could be due to a numbers game.
“We don’t know causality of these results, but one possible factor is that there are more male Tinder users than female Tinder users,” Strubel, an assistant professor at the university, tells The Post.
“Only because I think it would be distracting to those initial conversations you have where everyone is going to be about talking to Martha as opposed to really getting to know the person first,” he said.
Stewart said she had long been interested in Internet dating after seeing her employees find successful dates online.