The researchers found evidence that people are more inclined to seek dating partners who have similar political characteristics as them but that other factors, such as religion or race, are more significant in determining relationships than political similarity.
Huber, a resident fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies and the Center for the Study of American Politics, recently spoke to Yale News about his work. Your article covers two studies, the first of which was based on a survey experiment. In the first study we took real photos and profiles from online dating sites and randomly manipulated the religion and politics expressed in those profiles.
They were also more likely to think of themselves as sexual objects, to internalize societal ideals about beauty, to compare their appearances to others and to constantly monitor how they looked, the researchers found. “If they used Tinder, they reported more negative scores on all of our measures,” says Trent Petrie, co-author of the paper and professor in the psychology department at the University of North Texas.
“We thought that was pretty interesting, given the fact that gender usually plays a role in how women and men respond to these types of questionnaires.” Women, it turns out, usually feel the worst about themselves.
But despite -- or perhaps because of -- such relentlessly bad news, there's an up side -- for daters, at least.
That may simply be because so many more men than women use Tinder, the researchers speculate.
Put yourself on Tinder, and you might end up with a date—or a crippling case of negative thoughts about yourself.
So suggests a new study about the psychological effects of the popular dating app, presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association.
This relationship can be romantic, platonic, or even based on business affairs.
An internet relationship (or online relationship) is generally sustained for a certain amount of time before being titled a relationship, just as in-person relationships.