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Casual mobile dating apps, Tinder especially, have become increasingly popular with the arrival of the dawn of technology. It should not come as a surprise that, in an era where technology does almost everything, people prefer to rely on it to obtain dates and potentially serious relationships. But realistically speaking, what is the first thing that pops into your head when you hear the name of this app? It it’s casual hookups, you have the right answer. However, a new study, which the journal Personality and Individual Differences recently published, using such mobile apps does not necessarily mean that you will have many short-term sexual relationships.
In order to reach this conclusion, the team of researchers analyzed the results of a survey conducted on 600 Norwegian students. And while this might not mean that everyone has the same opinion, their results fit within the already-established boundaries and findings on humans and their sexuality. The idea here is that all people possess a certain level of “sociosexuality”. This is like an indicator that tells you how inclined you are to getting involved in short-term flings and sexual relationships. Coming back to the news study, experts found out that Tinder, and other apps like it, do not alter this indicator and your perception.
Tinder does not change your perception on casual sex
The authors of the study are saying that if you are someone who likes and searches casual hookups, you won’t need Tinder for this. You are going to find matches even sitting in a queue waiting to buy bread. Also, if you are someone who does not like these types of relationships, you won’t suddenly start liking them because of Tinder.
Sure, it may be tempting to try at some point, just like when you are trying to avoid sweets. However, it still depends on each person’s vulnerability.
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