New Study Links Swipe-Based Dating Apps to Poor Mental Health

Research by Western Sydney University and the University of Sydney has found people using swipe-based dating apps (SBDAs) – where users ‘swipe’ the screen to either like or dislike another user’s profile – experience especially higher rates of psychological distress and probable depression than non-users.

Published in BMC Psychology today , the study found that dating app use is common. Whilst 40% of current or past users felt that swipe-based dating apps had a positive impact on their self-esteem, current dating app users were two and half times more likely to report psychological distress and twice as likely to report probable depression.

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