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It can be hard not to take the process personally, but there can be many reasons someone decides not to take things further.
‘Ghosting’ – where someone you’re in contact with or dating breaks off communication without notice – can be a blow.
“We can use them to get a glimpse of who a person is, before taking the time to meet in person or go on a real-life date.” This opportunity can present a world of possibility, especially if you have a small, or coupled-up, social network, work long hours or work from home, are a single parent or just want exposure to people you may not otherwise meet.Research from the University of North Texas suggests that dating apps could be affecting users’ self-esteem and body image.It found Tinder users were less satisfied with their face and body, felt more shame about their body, and were more likely to compare their appearance to others, when compared with non-users.“You’re constantly rejecting somebody, or being rejected, with just a swipe on your phone.You may have a great rapport over text messages, but when you meet them in person, you realise how false it has been.” Simpson says that many online daters also date multiple people at once.