The app’s “swipe right to dismiss” facility, along with the limited number of words a user can write on their profile means appearance take centre stage.In other words, the more conventionally attractive your photos are, the more likely you are to be clicked, swiped or hit upon by other users. In summer, a survey by u Switch showed that nearly one in five of us used the dating app during a festival, which is a staggering 2.5 million millennials swiping their way through the crowds. Tinder has seen many changes over the last few years, from adding extra functions to developing Tinder online so that you can literally swipe anywhere.According to a new study by Tinder, wearing glasses in your profile photos will reduce your chances of a right swipe. Instead of having specs appeal, wearing glasses could reduce the chances of finding ‘true love’ by 12 per cent, which is a pretty substantial percentage for something we had never really considered before.Of course apps aren’t the cause of racism around sexual preferences.
The research found Tinder users reported lower levels of satisfaction with their faces and higher levels of shame about their bodies.
And users were also more likely to view their bodies as sexual objects.
This is hardly surprising given that Tinder’s “evaluative factors” have the potential to intensify preexisting cultural beauty ideals.
But whether men use Tinder or not, most will report dissatisfaction with some aspect of their appearance.
This could be anything from height, body hair, muscularity, skin tautness, shoe size, penis size, facial symmetry, head hair amount and more.
Recent research from Australia also found that 15 per cent of gay men on the dating app Grindr included sexual racism on their profiles.